About 3:30 I heard the sound of scraping and shoveling, peeked outside and saw a stranger shoveling the driveway. She said she was helping the people who iive behind me in our town house group. Seems they got all the way from West Seattle just fine but could not get up our driveway.
To the rescue, new neighbor from the townhomes across the street with two young strong sons and 3 borrowed snow shovels!
I joined in, and after alot of shoveling and pushing, a break to take the freaked out dog inside, and an attempt to lay down tarp (does not work it wound back around the tires), we had a lightbulb moment and noticed a bag of mulching bark that we spread liberally.
It was all still very slippery and dicey, with near misses of the posts and another car, but the car is now parked for the duration. And, besides the leftover bark, there is a 9 cubic foot bag of mulch sitting ready to handle the sheet of ice the drive will be…
Real nice to meet the neighbors. She can borrow a cup of sugar any time!