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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Alright, though certain friends from Connecticut will likely disagree, as far as I'm concerned, it's cold. Really really cold. I went out to the car this morning, and washed the ice off the windshield, then turned off the wipers and pulled down the driveway. Then as I turned back to my front window, it was all iced over again. I turned on the windshield wipers and they just danced across the ice without any of the new ice budging. So I pull over in front of the neighbor's house, where he is de-icing his windshield, and I pour another round of water on my windshield, and this time leave the wipers on til I get to Christyn's place. And I ask myself, "What am I doing outside when it's clearly freezing?"

So now I'm sitting at my desk with my little space heater humming away. Best Christmas Present Ever, or so says my toasty toes.


  • The first rule of de-icing I learned in Pittsburgh was 'don't try to melt your windshield by putting more water on it' unless you have plenty of water and plenty of time. Cold water re-freezes and hot water can crack your windshield. Best get an ice scraper and/or turn on your car's hear and let it sit for a while.

    By Blogger Kevin Fox, at 1:35 PM  

  • He's got a point there. We've been below freezing most every morning since November, sometimes in single digits, and I've learned that the best bet is to start the car a few minutes before I leave. It's really fun when I stop at a light and the ice thaws...and as soon as I get moving again it freezes in a new configuration. Wheee! Who needs to see on the way to work anyway?

    By Blogger Flonkbob, at 7:19 AM  

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