So starting Last night (Tuesday Night) it snowed a TON!
I take a look at youtube and what do you know!? there's a guy who says a plastic spoon handle will work in a pinch! WHAT!!! I've been waiting all day and I could have gotten going. I immediately get a plastic spoon and go out to try it....OMG IT WORKS!!!
I start getting the new snow cleared and also try to keep an eye out for the original key, when WHIIING-there goes a red flash right out of the snow blower! It's the KEY!!! I finished the new snow and pulled out the spoon and plugged in the key. Now I have a spare!