After we had gotten the snow off the tops of the cars and shoveled enough of it out of the way to get the car doors open, we gave the contractor that came to plow the parking lot $20 to clear the huge piles from behind the cars. He did in five minutes with his big plow what would have taken us a couple of hours of backbreaking labor -- it was definitely worth the money! Then we pulled the cars out and cleared the entire area. Here, the cars are finally back in place. Like our neighbors, we put lawn chairs in the spaces whenever we pulled a car out to make sure nobody else would park there.