Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This can't be normal

There should be a rule that you don't have to get out of bed if the mercury is below 0 at your normal rising time and even in the house you can see your breath in a little cloud in front of you.

I live in Sydney. Not Melbourne. Not Antartica.

So imagine my surprise when not only is my car covered in ice this morning, but that my hose is frozen so I can't hose it off and melt the ice. And that when I do, in my morning stupor, finally figure out why despite putting the tap on full power nothing is emerging ,and manage to find working tap and buckets to try to melt off said ice, the water just freezes on contact .... not melting the existing ice, but adding to it!

So that despite preheating the car during the whole long and involved process of trying to find unfrozen water to turn into sheets of ice on the windows, it takes almost my entire drive to work for the defrosters to clear more than an orange-sized hole in the ice to enable me to see where I am going.

It is just not natural!

1 comment:

a good yarn said...

I had a similar experience. I don't mind a cold day but this was ridiculous. However do they manage where snow falls? Ann :-)