This morning I let my vehicle warm up a little longer than I have in the past few weeks. 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 remote starter, 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 haven’t had to let it warm up for too long. This morning though, with a minus 20 windchill, I thought I’d let it go a little longer. Each cycle runs 15 minutes, so after a half hour my vehicle is guaranteed to be 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 grading 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! I’m very happy with the little amount of snow that we actually have right now.
Give me cold weather and good driving conditions any day of the week.
In these parts, that’s about the best a person can hope for in the winter!