Friday, December 18, 2015

Posting Or Lack Thereof

I've had several thoughts for posts in the last couple weeks. Just haven't had the ambition to write about them. Probably the problem has been all the shitty weather. Most people would think warm temps (warmer than normal) and rain would be preferable to cold and snow. We've had snow on the ground for several weeks now, but because it stays warm the ground hasn't frozen and a lot of the snow is slush. Especially on the driveway. That means it is difficult to plow. Today and tomorrow is supposed to be below freezing, but the forecast is for it to be above freezing next week.

Lately every time I have tried to plow the driveway to make it easier for The Old Lady's car to get in and out, something has broke. One day a hose clamp broke on the by-pass hose and there was a cloud of steam or maybe smoke coming out from under the hood. At first I didn't know if the problem was a hose or the waterpump as there was water all over the engine compartment. Finally found it when I pulled on a spring clamp and part of it came away in my hand. Replaced the clamp and filled the radiator with anti-freeze. Next time I plowed a spring broke on the plow and it kept wanting to fold over. Replaced it with one from my old plow that I had on my Jeepster.

Did I mention the fucking ice. The back porch and front porch are covered in ice. Almost every time we go to go somewhere the vehicles are covered in ice. Yesterday I almost didn't get the door open on my truck because it was froze shut. The glass all around had ice. Frost I don't mind as it is easy to scrape off. Ice is a bitch. I put the wipers up on my truck the other day. The slush at the base of the windshield froze and I had to chop out the ice in order to put the wipers back down on the glass!!

Now the forecast for today is snow, but the sun is shining.


  1. Use a bottle of rubbing alcohol anywhere else you have ice that you need to melt.

    someone told me about this..supposed to dilute it with some water...but I think straight works too...

  2. Spray some silicone on the door seals to keep them from freezing shut.

  3. I am on your side. Winter should be -20 (0F) and a foot of snow. Cold is healthy. This warm weather is BS. Ice is a curse on all mankind. It is +10 in Ukraine today which is 20 degrees warmer than normal


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