I think it's been said that courage is acting despite fear. If that's the case, I was brave twice today. We've had our first taste of winter weather today, getting a couple of inches of "wintery mix." I wore my rabbit fur Sterkowski to work today, and it suffered no ill affects from doing so. Then I came home, and as I like being a good neighbor, saw the sidewalk in front of my house needed shoveling. I changed from my Sterkowski to my Akbura Campdraft, and went to work. Sidewalk, driveway, and even cleared the runnels leading to the gutter. I think my Campdraft has survived, and it was raining pretty steadily. Whew!