Not a great start

Not a great start

What a morning.

First, I got a late start and was rushing to get on the road. Since it was cold out I was scraping the ice from my car’s windows when the ice scraper broke. I think the darn things are designed to fail after one year’s use. Sitting in the car, freezing in the winter and heating over the summer, must stress the plastic or something.

I remembered that there were a couple of scrapers in the back of the minivan, which we transferred there from my old car last winter. So it would be a simple matter of popping open the tailgate and grabbing them.

Um, not so simple.

Yesterday, Melanie had picked up a dresser she’d found on Craigslist, which was still sitting in the back of the minivan. Unfortunately, when I cracked the tailgate, the dresser shifted and I couldn’t get the door closed again. Argh!

That meant I had to take the dresser out and move it to the porch by the back door. It didn’t make any sense to just shift it back into the back of the car so I could close the door.

Finally, I had my scraper, but of course by the time I got back to my car the defrosters had done their work: No more ice on the windows!

Some days you just want to go back into the house, climb back into bed, and start again.

Written by
Domenico Bettinelli

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