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I got 99 problems, but warm weather ain't one

This morning, the thermometer in my car said it was 11° outside. Being from Florida, I don't really understand 11°. It's a baffling, painful novelty. By that, I mean that the ice on the trees is cool and I kind of like the crunch of the grass, but other than that, it's just too cold for me.

I'm also embarrassed to admit my naïveté when it comes to winter driving issues. I've only been in North Carolina about three years, so 11 still really is foreign, especially here in the coastal area. Anyhow, this morning, I was really confused as to why my car kept going back-and-forth on the road. I got new tires last week, it was almost ready to show up at the tire shop and angrily ask them to redo the alignment. I couldn't think of any other explanation as to why the car might be driving like it drank a pint of whiskey... until I remembered that weird clear stuff they call "ice."


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scheng1 wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:09 AM

Fortunately you are cautious when it comes to driving, else you will get into trouble.

wolfgirl569 wrote on February 20, 2015, 8:57 AM

Cars dont like that stuff at all. Be careful out there.

lookatdesktop wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:21 AM

Your post stuck out and was my first read of the day. Funny stuff. I hope your sense of humor will stick around by spring when warm weather will actually arrive. LOL.

j2jworkz wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:21 AM

11 is a heatwave here. Be safe, be careful!

GemstonePink wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:04 AM

In our Chicago suburb is was a lovely -5 degrees this morning. We are pros at driving in any conditions since we get them all.

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:15 AM

Yeah, I went really slow. The last thing I need is a wreck...

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:16 AM

It was nasty this morning. Fortunately, the roads are clear now! I wouldn't even have went out, but I had to run an errand I couldn't put off any longer (paying the water bill).

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:18 AM

The only way I can keep myself sane is to have a good sense of humor. I am ready for spring, though emoticon :winking: (It can't come soon enough!)

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:19 AM

Yikes! I can't even imagine that. I'm used to lows of 50 for most of my life. The cold makes me ache to my core.

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 11:21 AM

Oh my goodness! I can't imagine what that would feel like. I was in Chicago once, in February, and it might have been that cold. My psyche probably blocked it out so I'd only have good memories of the trip. emoticon :winking: Snow and ice are so foreign to me, but a hurricane? No problem. I can drive all day with rain and wind.

peachpurple wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:13 PM

yeah, be careful. The road is not clear

MsBiz wrote on February 20, 2015, 12:29 PM

Luckily, I'm working from Panera right now and will probably be staying for another few hours. Hopefully things will be better by then! Tonight? My husband is driving. He knows this winter junk better than me.

WordChazer wrote on February 20, 2015, 2:15 PM

11? Centigrade/Celsius that would be springlike in this neck of the woods. Farenheit, that is decidedly nippy and not weather that I would like to drive in at all.

cheri wrote on February 20, 2015, 9:01 PM

At least you get by with all those cool, snowy thing in your pace. Stay safe.