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Thursday, December 06, 2007

First Blast of Winter

Weather where I live is notoriously hard to predict because of our being surrounded by water. The weather can radically differ just within ten miles. This time the prediction was on target. We were projected to get 3 to 4 inches of snow and we received 3.7 where I live. It was beautiful. Last night, I made the difficult decision of using the last of my preciously purchased birch wood in the fireplace. The smell was luscious as was gazing out the living room patio window at the falling snow.

This morning was not as fun. It took us almost an hour to get the car to the point where we could drive it.
The doors were frozen.
I had various ways and means to defrost said doors but it took time. Once I got one door open I was able to turn the car on and allow its defrosting mechanism to do the rest of the work warming up the car and defrosting the windows. I knew it was likely to be icy this morning so last night I raised the windshield wipers to prevent them from sticking to the windshield.
In spite of the headaches wintery blasts can cause, I do enjoy winter. The fact that the furnace in the townhouse is in need of repair is another issue altogether!

1 comment:

Lugosi said...

At first I thought that photo was of a frozen whale and I was saddened by the poor creature's icy demise. Then I finally figured out it was a car door handle.

What so funny? Stop laughing! The whale thing was plausible. If you look carefully, the keyhole is like a big eye. Below that and towards the front is what could be a mouth.

You should see me when I take Rorscach tests.