I completely understand your struggle :(
super close to giving up and finding a snowblower. can't....take....it.....
I tried to carry some parts at work, my elbows, they burned.
I broke down finally. I ordered one today....... couldn't take it any longer either
I took it in small portions -- shoveled three times yesterday, and then one more time this morning.
Paul and I handed in our Tough Canadian cards a month ago as we took delivery of a snowblower....our first one ever. Our reasoning: the teenager we have been relying on to help clean the driveway on weekends and after school is now 8 hours away. But as one of us is running the snowblower, the other is shovelling the deck and the flagstone paths, so we still each get some personal time with a snow shovel.