This morning was cold.Â Very cold.Â Like 10 degrees (-12C to you limey readers).Â Now, I know some of you Midwesterners will call me wiener and push my face in the snow, but what can I tell you?
I rolled out to my car to leave for work and discovered it was frozen solid.Â Seriously.Â My drivers side door lock would not budge.Â Hmm, ok… well, I’ll try the passenger door.Â Uh oh.
The key would turn, but there was no movement in the actual lock mechanism.Â In either door.Â Damn.
I tried a little WD40 in the lock, but the ice just laughed at that feeble attempt.Â Shit.
I thought to try to heat up my key with a cigarette lighter but since my key has plastic on it, I thought that would probably be a bad idea.
Finally, I had a thought.Â I ran in the house and grabbed Jess’ hair dryer and the extension cord.Â I turned that bad boy on the lock and waited… and waited… tried the lock again… and waited.Â Still no dice.Â So, I went around to the passenger side and tried that.Â Eventually, after another 7 or 8 minutes of trying, I was able to open that door.
I crawled across the to the driver’s side, flipped the lock and was able to finally open the door.Â Now, all I had to do was to actually fire up the car and let it warm up.
All in all, from the time I walked outside to find the damn thing iced over, to the time I actually left for work?Â 45 minutes.
Great way to start the day.Â 3 Coffees later, and I was almost warmed back up.