Remember way back in the day, early to mid-January of this year, when the snow kept a-coming — sometimes too quickly to move stuff off the ground, or to notice dropped things before they got covered?
What item has your snowblower accidentally eaten up?
Doug Read, Tahoe City
A 100-foot extension cord that fortunately was unplugged at the time. It took 25 minutes to get it out of the auger. Now I have five 20-foot extension cords.
Jessica Penman, Truckee
President and CEO, Truckee Chamber of Commerce
A wallet: My boyfriend climbed on the snowbank in snowshoes and used a rake to find all the cards (and cash) that had been in the wallet. He managed to find pieces of the cards and the remains of a $100 bill. My ID was found whole!
Keith Leary, Kings Beach
Heavy equipment operator
A co-worker got a Christmas tree caught up in one.
Jenni Valdivia, Reno
First and foremost, a mom
A can of orange spray paint. Pretty cool watching it spray in the snow.
Wade Snider, Tahoma
Not my snowblower, but the West Shore Market blower entombed my wallet in an ice bank, to be excavated four days later with a hammer they generously loaned me. (Watch a video of the finding here.)