You'll note that I didn't shovel the entire width of the sidewalk; earlier, less ambitious pedestrians had trampled a rough path through the snow, compacting it and fusing it to the sidewalk beyond the capacity of my plastic shovel to remove.
This portion of the asphalt path leads down to Church Road, giving easy pedestrian access to the corner store, the neighborhood diner, and (appropriately enough) my church.
Looking uphill from Church Road, you can again see that I didn't remove all the snow from the path. Removing that huge pile of plowed snow on the right would have taken forever.
My reward for all my hard work: a broken shovel. I wonder if the HOA will reimburse me?