It transpires that we have to keep the pavement outside our (communal) house clear, or relatively so, of snow. There's actually a chance of Tallinn city government, down at heel as it is, fining owners for failing to do so!
Luckily the Puumaja is equipped with snow shovels and the like for performing this public service, though I've managed to avoid it so far, the neighbours keep beating me to it! But I'm a busy man..
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