The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 April 2003

Winter detritus

I don't become fully functional on weekdays until well past the time I get to work, so it's a good thing for me that the morning ritual is sufficiently fossilized that I can go through it half-asleep with no ill effects, at least until I head out the door.

While loading up the bag this morning, I felt a large plastic object blocking the descent of my lunch into its proper slot, and after popping the pertinent zippers, I discovered that I was still schlepping along an ice scraper, for those horrible days during the winter (about 90, as a rule) when it's below freezing and I am still somehow expected to be able to see the road during my morning drive.

Now I could argue that I was just being prepared; climatology records show that we have had freezes on the last day of April. The last time, however, was 1907.

I really need to get out of this rut.

Posted at 6:59 AM to General Disinterest


heh. We had a mild freeze just last week. But then again, our frost free date isn't until May 15th.

Posted by: Marc at 6:52 PM on 30 April 2003

History records that we've actually had snow once or twice in May. Still, with temperatures heading steadily upward, I can't imagine needing this little device again until September at the earliest.

(Call this tempting fate.)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:55 PM on 30 April 2003

That's not a rut, it's just a deep groove. :)

Posted by: Steve at 9:51 PM on 30 April 2003

Want to feel better? I found my ice scraper and snow chains in the back of my Jeep yesterday when I was cleaning it out.

Like I'm going to need those in Hawai'i, right?

Posted by: Venomous Kate at 12:46 AM on 1 May 2003

Well, you never know. You might want to drive up the side of a mountain in mid-January. :)

Posted by: CGHill at 6:57 AM on 1 May 2003