Jan 15, 2008

Oh what a beautiful morning...

Snow and ice has covered the eastside and normally I consider this to be a good thing; however this time has left me cynical about the white flakes falling from the sky.

Last night I exit the dojo to find the ground covered in snow. Excited I step into my car and prepare for anarchy on the streets. Traffic was moving slowly as one would expect. If you're not from Seattle you're not aware that the drivers around here do not do well with adverse weather conditions. Actually they can't drive in normal weather.

I witnessed numerous people spinning out, panicking, and jamming on the breaks believing that's a good idea. After about a half hour of that nonsense I still hadn't made it to the freeway. Normally this would take me about 5 minutes.

I pull off into a restaurant and eat dinner alone waiting for the traffic to die down. I finally braved the roads which weren't that bad at all and made it home safely.

This morning the city was covered in ice. I spend a good amount of time in my car defrosting the windows and after what seemed like forever made my way to the freeway. I tried to roll down my drivers side window to get the last remaining chunks of ice off of it, when suddenly it flies off the track and falls down into the door.

This did not make me happy.

I continued driving thinking it could be worse. Hey at least it's not raining or snowing. Then a truck drove by at a speed way to fast for the conditions and sprayed slush all over me and the car. So there I sat with road slush on my face, clothes, and in my hair freezing my manhood off. I crank up the heat and the seat warmers to compensate and that helped, but it wasn't as pleasant as having the glass barrier to protect me from the elements.

As I wiped the wetness off of my clothes and face another truck flew by adding more slush to the inside of my vehicle. I quickly pull into the left lane so this wouldn't happen again.

So now my car sits in the garage at work with no window. I have to trust that my coworkers are caring individuals who will not deface the the inside of it. At least I have the club to try and sway people with bad morals from jacking it.

Needless to say I'll have to get it in the shop ASAP as this is not something you can just put off. After I just got my car out of the shop for headlight repair and other work I'm sick of making my mechanic rich.

"Two things destined to keep you broke are a car and a girlfriend" - Source unknown


Mattbear said...

Holy crap that sucks, dude. Sorry.

Miss Ash said...

Haha welcome to my world of snow and hell!

You should never roll your windows down in the winter silly, especially if they are power windows, defrosted or not, they can get stuck :P

Wiwille said...

Mattbear - Appreciate the sympathy.

Miss Ash - Thanks for the tip.

Anonymous said...

I think its time for a new car.

Grace said...

OMG, it broke my heart reading that. I can totally relate to the traffic issues, but getting sprayed by trucks while in your car... can't say that's ever happened to me before.

I feel so bad for you. Hope you're able to get the window fixed quick!

Foster Communications said...

Man that sucks. If it makes you feel any better we had a spurt of warm temps and slushy snow followed by v. cold temps. On Christmas Eve I realized my garage door was frozen shut. A couple of guys acted like they knew what they were doing and first dented then busted my door. I got my car out then kerplunk, smash, down it went.....
Glad to be a renter!