Looking out the window I said to myself, “Oh look the snow is melting with the rain!” I put on my loafers and walked out to the car. I softly said in my father’s voice said, ” Mi Flojo Hijo (my lazy son) hadn’t put enough salt on the front stairs!” I walk up to the car and jump in but when I opened the door there’s a weird crunchy sound? I turn on the car and wipers but the blades don’t move? “So this is the ice storm they are talking about.” I softly said.
It works where I live, so I pressed the windshield wiper fluid button but nothing came out. I cranked up the heater to full blast and sat there. It didn’t seem that cold because my feet weren’t freezing and wet as usual. I got out and took the scraper that came with the car and went to the rear window. Two swipes with the blade side and I said, “This is pointless.”
When I finally got on the road, I noticed the street looked a lot blacker than usual. Now I’ve heard of patches of black ice and I’ve hit many back home but a street of ice? The 1010 news woman said, “We’re in for a big ice storm starting soon so if you don’t need to be on the road, don’t!” That of course didn’t apply to me. It took 30 minutes to go a half mile to get my iced coffee. What’s their motto, “America lives on Dunkin!” Or dies… Now a slow drive back… This too will pass