Monday, October 18, 2010

FAILURE TO REMEMBER

Last Wednesday as I was getting ready for work, I looked out the window
and saw my car looked like this.

We finally had a night so cold that all the windows were covered with frost.  I was already running late and running out the door.  So I had to start up my car to run the defrost, and then find the window scraper I hadn't used since last May, or maybe June.  I forget.  It took a while to locate the scraper in the little cubby slot under the mat in the hatch that is carefully designed to hold a fishing rod.  Scrape, scrape, grumble grumble.

Many homes in this part of the world have a garage.  We don't because the only logical place for one would cover up my big kitchen window. NOT an option.  And, besides, if we had a garage we'd just fill it with junk so a car wouldn't fit in it anyway.   Whatever. Wednesday I was late for work.

Thursday morning when I looked out the window
my car looked like this.

Well, I knew where the scraper was, but I figured I could walk to work faster than I could warm up the car and clear the windows.  To add insult, I was about halfway there when the boss passed me in his fancy pickup (he's got a big roomy garage).  He honked his horn and kept on going down the street.  I was late again.

Friday I remembered to warm up the car so the defrost cleared the windows.  I even remembered this morning.  About the time this little procedure becomes second nature, the winter will be over and I won't need to do it.  Wait.  What am I thinking.  I will be defrosting my car for the next seven months.  I think I'll have this down long before we hear a robin sing again.

9 comments:

Bragger said...

Wow, we are still wearing shorts and flip flops down here. And I got sunburned on a bicycle ride this past weekend. But we'll have our share of ice and cold this winter. Well maybe not our SHARE, but enough for us.....

Linda Sue said...

Heavy frost here for the past three mornings- winter poop!

CeeCee said...

Stupid question---would it make sense to buy a cover for your car? Just whip it off in the morning and toss it in your trunk.

TALON said...

lol! Practice makes perfect so they say!

We had frost the other night and I was glad that I had a later morning meeting so the sun could work a little magic. It's hard to remember those extra steps just to get on with a day, isn't it? Pretty soon we'll need to add more minutes for glove locating, boot tugging on and hats, etc...UGH!

DayPhoto said...

No feeze here yet...and it's late. But more rain.

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com

Jill said...

That's a lot of months of scraping!!!

susan m hinckley said...

Seven months. You had to say it. (Eight in Minnesota, so it could be worse.)

Flea said...

Oh dang. It is that time, isn't it? I need to find my scraper. Thanks. And my Hunny pops the wipers up so they won't freeze to the windshield.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Lol..this is funny, and passing your boss! I would cringe. That's a long time..we get our spells of cold but they don't last..oh, I suppose I don't need to tell you that..OR that I hope it snows (on the mountains) this year!