Thursday, November 20, 2008

Are you prepared for winter?

It snowed last night. This was the first "real" snowfall of 2008. It did snow on Tuesday as well, but it melted as soon as it hit the ground. Yesterday started off the same way. Really big, wet flakes of snow were falling like mad all afternoon making the ground and roads very wet. I came home, took a hot shower and settled in for the night with the curtains closed. It wasn't until a couple hours later when I was talking to the boys that I looked out and realized that the snow as actually staying on the ground! Oh crap, do I hate the snow. It looks pretty, sure but you still have to shovel it and drive in it. It occurred to me then that my ice scraper is in a box in my storage unit. Not performances my friends, not performance.

This morning I awoke to a mini winter wonderland and my first thought was..."How the hell am I going to get all the snow off my car?"

I went out to investigate the situation. I unlocked the car door and pried it open so I could start it. Then I went to work with my gas card. Hmmm...this isn't going to work. There's ice under that snow. What can I use? So, I remove my house key from my key chain and head back into the warmth to collect my thoughts.

Here's a mental picture for you...have you ever seen someone scrape their windshield with a spatula? Well, if you had been driving by my place this morning that's exactly what you would have seen. I sort of hid it a little from passing pedestrians as I must admit I felt a little silly. It did get the job done though. I think I will head to Wal-Mart on the way home after work and get myself a real scraper with the brush on the other end. I believe I am going to need it.


PinkPiddyPaws said...

Umm...sweetie.. ice scrapers really aren't that expensive. Perhaps you should invest in one? ;)

Ooooo...snow!!! I've heard rumor of such a thing. Still don't believe it exists though. ha..ha.ha..

the princess said...

pinkpiddypaws~~no no, i have one I just thought it was with me, not in a box in, they don't cost much. i won't get caught again, believe me!

yeah, yeah brag on about the "no snow" situation lady, just brag on

Mariposa said...

Can I send nice thoughts to keep you warm? I hope they can drive away the snow as well!


Kelly said...

Hahaha! I have images of you scraping your car with a spatula now!

Mom of 3 boys said...

Well, if you don't like snow move to the south..where I live North does not snow in the part i live in...I being from Ohio I really really miss send some my