Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Today I was leaving for work at 0'dark thirty as usual. My windshield was just a bit fogged up and seemed damp on the outside, so I ran the wipers over a couple times. It helped a bit, so I drove off. Then it got really fogged up, so I did what I always do in such a situation: ran the wipers with a bit of wiper fluid. Duh Erin! It was 29 degrees outside! I couldn't see anything at this point, not even the side of the road to pull over, so I just stopped and put on the hazards. (Don't panic, I was still in my neighborhood on a very quiet street.) After scraping the ice I made off the windshield, things were looking up. One day I'll figure out this thing they call winter!

Just for laughs, here are some of the darling things my students have said regarding my pregnancy.

"Is the baby big enough that we can hear it yet?"
"If the baby is so small, how come you're getting so fat?"
"Do you have to eat baby food for the baby?"
"You haven't eaten for a while and the baby is probably hungry. Should I bring you a snack from your desk?"

Aren't they the sweetest?!


Rachel said...

winshield wiper fluid will melt ice. Just keep squirting it and keep defrost on all the time.

Tara said...

I once sprayed wiper fluid on my iced over windshield, but I was told that is a definite no no. The warm water on the frozen windshield can crack your windshield. I'm a little leary of this theory, but I too have little experience with real winters so I just do what I'm told.

Rachel said...

Maybe it's an urban legend, but the news people tell you to carry a gallon of the stuff in your trunk in the winter. I certainly wouldn't want to crack my windshield though!