For future reference I went out and took some pictures of where the ice lands when it falls off the roof. See that little tombstone sticking up there? It's a piece of ice two feet tall, a foot wide, and an inch thick. I'm not going to plant any shrubs right there.
Now you see the obstacle course I'd have had to get the garbage container across. The Jeep is parked just to the right of where the picture ends.
The ice field is supposed to be a parking space. Note to self: do not park there unless the roof is empty! I will need this picture when I get ready to put up a carport. How to direct the ice away from its roof?
I spent half an hour this afternoon dragging branches to the edge of the road at my father's house. In the metro area the sanitation department is going to collect storm debris if it's on the right-of-way. I didn't get half of it done, so I'll have to go back more than one time (the trip is long enough that half an hour's work is all I can do) and I need someone to get the limb off the carport roof. I don't do ladders that tall. I wish it felt like I'd had some exercise, because lots of the branches were big enough to provide some weight lifting, but the snow crust was so slippery I had to move very slowly and I feel as though I've done nothing but sit around.