Saturday, January 4, 2014
This Cold Is Making Me Crabby! (I Would Have Said "Crazy" But Crabby Sounds A Little Better)
January 4, 2014
Good morning. Know what makes an old lady mad enough to swear? When she goes outside and can't start her car because it is dead like a door knob. Yup! That's me! My car doors would not open, and when I managed to get inside the car, it would not start. It did not even make a sound. Now that's dead!
It was 8 below zero at three a.m. and I don't think it's a whole lot warmer now. According to the Weather Channel, it's 5 above zero with a wind chill of -5. I'll go out and try my car again in a little while. This is not making me a happy camper. I have not had to deal with this problem in so many years that I can't remember.
I called the Hyundai dealership to ask what the problem might be and they suggested that I have my car towed in to their shop. This is not really acceptable to me because it is a brand new car, and I can't be having it towed to them every time the temps go down to zero. When I calm down, I will figure out what I will do.
Meanwhile, how about some more of my little birdies. Ever notice how many different kinds of birds can gather around the same food and all get along together nicely? Why can't we as humans do this too?
In this last photo, I removed the background the best I could. I was shooting through the window and their were branches between the window and the bird that got in the way. This little wren has been coming around the past few days, and I hope he finds a nice warm place to sleep so that he can stay here.
WEATHER ALERT!!! It is now up to 7 degrees above zero! Woo Hoo!! A regular heat wave in the making!! I've only had a cup of coffee this morning Honest. No funny juice yet!! It's this wicked cold that is making me sound crazy.
Yesterday we had no hot water in the upstairs bathroom. Actually, there was no water at all coming out of the hot water faucets. However, by 8 o'clock last night, the hot water was running again. Now that particular pipe has never frozen in all the years that we have had this house. This is definitely a strange winter.
Now I think I will go outside and try my car again. If it doesn't start this time, well, I don't know. Maybe I'll just rip out a couple of gray hairs and drink a bottle of my Sam Adams that expired a year and a half ago. This is definitely not a good way to start the new year.
So folks, till tomorrow, Y'all be warm and safe, and have a wonderful day.
Hugs, Edna B.