What is the first thing you do when you get into your vehicle to go somewhere. My habit is to turn on the radio. Two reasons for this: 1) It sets my pace for the day – good music = great day. 2) To check who is singing and the name of the song, in case I want to buy it. See, I have this fun new car with fun new features. One of them is this great “info” dash reader. Here is a pic from this morning:
So, here’s how the fun techno works. The bottom is the name of the song – OK. The middle is the singer or group – OK. Above that is the radio station (KOSI plays 24/7 Christmas music starting about Thanksgiving) – OK. Now the top line is where I need to “not” look.
My clock (says 8:15) is off. I hate daylight savings time changes, and I always have to drag out my instruction manual to figure out how to make the stupid 1-hour changes twice a year…so I just don’t! The time this morning was actually 7:15 a.m.
The top middle is how many miles I can drive before I run out of gas – I really like this one! The cute little gas tank (every newer car has this one) tells me which side of the car my cap is on. This is a good thing because our vehicles are different, and yes, sometimes I forget what I am driving.
The helpful yellow “I” tells me to check my “engine info.” All I have to do is click a switch, and it tells me things like “low on washer fluid” which just so happens to be what it is trying to tell me now, but I am ignoring it.
Then we come to the culprit of my “don’t look” title – TEMPERATURE! Yep, it says negative 12 degrees. OOOUUUCCCHHH!!! Now I love snow, so fun to play in and we can always use the moisture. However, cold and I are no longer friends. I expect that beastie to show up around February, but not in December. Not here in the northeastern Colorado plains in December. Our norm is around 35-65 depending on Mother Nature. Today I think Jack Frost has hog-tied Mom Nature just to remind me I have several fake joints (JERK!).
So, as of this morning, I am trying to train this “old dog” to do a new trick – Don’t Look, don’t look, don’t look at the dash in the morning. Maybe I will make that in the winter?
I enjoy cooler weather much more than hotter weather; however, I draw the line at minus numbers. A crisp fall air, a couple of feet of snow – no big deal. But the negatives are just as bad as the over 80’s in the summer to me. Can only put so much extra on, or take so much off to help my body adjust. When it gets to these types of temps, I’m screwed all day.
I even thought I just stick a small piece of electrical or duct tape over that tiny area just to fool myself into believing it is not what it is. Maybe that will work?
(then they froze – LMAO!)