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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Ice, Ice, Baby...

Gah, I hate that song.


There is ice all over my car. There has been ice all over my car for about 4 days now. Maybe 6. Time flies when there is ice on your car. The weather has been stupendously awful. Sn*w, Rain... Snain.... This morning it was raining, but it is supposed to change to Snain and possibly Sn*w this aftnoon.

The first day of the ice-car was interesting. Usually when I have to chip my windshield free of ice it is a gut wrenching nightmare of tiny chips and frozen hands, culminating in very bad words flying into the chill winter air.

This last time, I got in the car, started it and got the heater blowing icy air at the windshield (as it had not warmed up yet), then got out with my WID (Weapon of Ice Destruction) hand-ice-scraper and dragged a corner across the ice on the windshield. To my surprise, the whole sheet of ice shattered into bajillions (exact number) of pieces which politely slid down the hood and onto the pavement.

Now, this was not just a tiny bit of ice - it was approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. It had been raining and snaining for most of the night previous. I was impressed - but cautious. I then attacked the ice on the side windows and the rear window - to similar effect. What do you know - polite ice!

Ever since the ice storm, I notice traffic has been lighter. Perhaps Governor Blagojevic has issued the ultimatum I suggested - that at Thanksgiving we deport everyone born or raised south of the Mason-Dixon line back south of it, or over to Indiana until Easter. After that they can come back. They just can't drive in winter. In Indiana, nobody would notice. (*Ducks from possible thrown things from John*)

I think I may have a line on that pheasant plushie - I was at Petco the other day and saw dog toys - pheasants, mallards and such. I think they are training toys for hunting dogs. Shhh - don't tell anyone, but Lea got her GrandDog a new stuffed plushy hedgehog for Xmas - it has squeakers in its tummy and has a santa hat.

405 days


  • At 8:01 PM, Blogger John Good said…

    (*Ducks from possible thrown things from John*)

    On behalf of my fellow Hoosiers, I wish to thank you all for taking one for US - we got 1/10th of an inch of ice Sunday, and then it just rained all day today. ;)

  • At 8:04 PM, Blogger John Good said…

    Then again: (Fresh from Weatherbug)

    ... Winter Weather Advisory IN Effect From Midnight EST /11 PM Cst/ Tonight To 7 AM EST /6 AM Cst/ Wednesday...

    The National Weather Service IN Northern Indiana Has Issued A Winter Weather Advisory... Which Is IN Effect From Midnight EST /11 PM Cst/ Tonight To 7 AM EST /6 AM Cst/ Wednesday.

    Rain Will Eventually Change To Freezing Rain And Sleet Late This Evening... Then To Sleet And Snow Overnight. One To Two Tenths Of An Inch Of Ice Accumulation And 1 To 2 Inches Of Snow Accumulation Are Possible By Daybreak Wednesday.

    Prior To The Changeover To Snow... Up To An Inch Of Rainfall Is Also Possible Which Could Lead To Localized Flooding.

    - Of course they issued an even worse one for today and all it did was rain. . .

  • At 7:43 PM, Blogger Catmoves said…

    Thank you sewmouse for cleaning up that filthy four letter word.
    Very funny article.

  • At 9:14 PM, Blogger Babzy said…

    Polite Ice? Must have come down from Canada. HA

  • At 8:12 AM, Blogger FOUR DINNERS said…

    My mother was once hit on the head by a giant bit of ice that fell off the roof. Sadly my mother survived. I was punished for trying to get the ice back on the roof for another go.

  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger John Good said…

    We're supposed to get 10-12 inches tonight. Take that however you want. Umm, that last one as well. . .

    I'm talking SNOW here, people! =)


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