Well at 5:00am there was 3 inches of snow. Checked work and today was an excused absense day. Cool - no reason to hurry.
Around 6:00am I decided to go out and shovel. And what did I get when I opened the garage?
Did some initial shoveling to make room for the snow blower and my back asked me what the heck I was doing. Fired up the snow blower and an hour later my driveway and my neighbors were clean. Snow is still falling but the first pass is done.
Decided to stay home and rest the back as it is (now) on the sore side.