I salt down the steps and porch and head out to my old van to crank it up to let the transmission warm up so it will move and to scrap the ice off the windows. To my surprise (and I really should have expected it!) the doors were frozen shut! I spray them with de-icer and get them open, creaking and popping everywhere. The hinges were frozen also. I turn the heat on knowing that it won't be able to heat up the van but hoping that it will keep the glass clear. No such luck on that. It was frozen over again when we got back out there 10 minutes later.
Brook is ready and off we go. Next thing I know she is frailing her arms around like a windmill to keep from falling! Now remember I said I salted the porch and steps? Well I guess I should have salted to the yard also! I grab her and into the van we go. I tuck her balnket around her and off we go to the bus stop. When the bus came I walked her across the street because of the black ice on the road. It was a solid sheet of ice. The bus driver said she did not know why they did not delay school for an hour or 2 to allow time for a thaw.
Last night I was browsing thru Goodwill while Brook was in Tae Kwon Do and found an addition to my Christmas village colection. I got 5 houses with lights for $2! Did the happy dance! I also found a serving bowl, salt and pepper shakers, and a gravy boat that goes with my Christmas dishes that my Mama gave me. All together I paid $5!!!
My tea is ready now and I need to eat and take my new pill. Have a great day!
Friday, December 16, 2005
at 7:43 AM