This morning I could have let my vehicle warm up an extra 10 minutes or so. The usual 15 minutes doesn’t seem to cut it in this weather. Things were still a little chilly! It makes a guy wonder what it must have been like traveling back in the old days. It must have been pretty hard to warm up an open wagon and a team of horses for a trip into town.
I must admit, the cold weather doesn’t really bother me. I have a command start, so before I go out anywhere I give it a click and wait for my vehicle to warm up. On days like we’ve had recently, I’ll usually start my vehicle a couple of times. Each cycle runs 15 minutes, so after a half hour my vehicle is toasty warm, no matter how cold it is outside. I go from a warm vehicle into a warm workplace and from a warm workplace back into a warm vehicle. This guy doesn’t spend much time outdoors in the winter.
What does bother me is snow. I don’t mind a little bit, but I hate when you’re trying to drive around the city with two feet of snow on the ground. It doesn’t matter how efficient the city crews are at grating and sanding the roads, it’s still a pain in the a**! Traffic gets backed up. You have to drive well below the speed limit. Plus, you have to watch for the idiots who still think it’s July out there!
Give me cold weather and good driving conditions.
In these parts, that’s about the best a person can hope for in the winter!