Another round of snow meant another round of shoveling for many Kansans. But over the past week a shovel's become a hard thing to find.
Just having the right tools can make the job a whole lot easier and that's been a problem in Wichita.
"The shovel we had, we no longer have," said Lisa Shrewsbury who thinks a shovel thief struck her home.
That doesn't surprise Ron Long at ACE Hardware on East Harry. "People leave them on their front porch to go in and rest a little bit, come back and their shovel's gone," he said. "Then they have to hunt for another one."
"I borrowed this," said Leo Wood, holding up the shovel he was using to help clear the parking lot at the Pawnee Store-All.
Shovels were in short supply.
"Most of the shovels we had probably went out Saturday sometime," said Long. That was the case at most stores in the metro area. And Wichitans were doing whatever they had to to get their walks and driveways cleared.
"The old fashioned kitchen broom!" said Shrewsbury.
Randy Jason was shopping for a new shovel on Monday. It wasn't a quick trip.
"Let's see, I went to two hardware stores and then another gardening center," he said. "And then back."
He finally found what he was looking for on his second trip to ACE Hardware. The store had just gotten a new shipment of shovels an hour before.
But many Wichitans found themselves begging to borrow a shovel, stealing one, or hiring someone else.
"My shovel is awful," said Laura Mansfield at Pawnee Store-All. She paid Leo Wood and his friends to clear her parking lot. "I'm going to get a new one next year!"
"We were driving down Pawnee right here," said Wood about how he stumbled on the job. "And I happened to look over here and seen this old lady here struggling, shoveling the snow."
Which gave Eyewitness News reporter Pilar Pedraza an idea. She had a shovel when others didn't.
"I mean we had it and then it's gone," said Shrewsbury.
So she decided to help out.
"My dad, he's 59," Shrewsbury explains. "He works all day. It's really hard on him and I just thought it'd be a nice surprise for him when he got home if it was done.
It took about 45 minutes to clear the driveway.
"It seems like he spent hours out here doing it," Shrewsbury said of her father's last round clearing it.