After doing this about 3 times and getting further and further off to the edge of the driveway, I climbed out of the car and went for the snow shovel. Forunately I didn't have to shovel the entire driveway, just the really slushy parts. It still took ages and all the muscles that I used to remain upright despite the slush and my feet trying to run down the hill are tired as all get out. But I manged to get out without actually ending up fully sideways. And those tricky parts of the drive will be dry by the time I get home.
Two notes for next year:
- Get leafblower or clean driveway regularly in early fall. Before the leaves get soggy.
- Look into buying a snowblower. Getting completely snowed in is a bad idea.