OH MY GOODNESS!!!! So a new challenge got thrown my way. The car won't start. Er, well, I suppose I should say the Jeep won't start. It worked fine for me all day, I plugged it in before making supper, then tried to use command start while getting ready and couldn't get it going. So I tried to start it manually... nothing. Not even the sound of an engine turning over or the click when the starter's going wonky. Dead silence. So I ran inside, called a taxi (prayed it would show up in the next 10 mins so I wouldn't be late for work), and swiftly added as many layers of outdoor clothes as I could. I got to work without a moment to spare.
After work (during which nothing of interest happened), I was going to walk home, but the day shift arrived saying the weather was horrible. So I figured I'd call a cab (this could get pricey!). Luckily, one of the nurses on nights with me was getting a ride home from her husband and offered me a ride home. So I jumped on that. My current dilemma, is how early do I get up this afternoon, because I really do need to make cookies. I signed up for the cookie exchange, which happens tomorrow at 7pm. If I don't get all the ingredients soon, I'll have to make something other than what I promised to bring. And there aren't many recipes that don't include butter. At six dollars a ride, cab rides add up fast, but a 20min walk is nothing to take lightly in this weather. Too bad I can't hook the dog up to a sled and make her pull me (she is a husky, but wouldn't have a clue what to do with a sled, plus I think you generally need someone to walk/run/stand at the back of the sled to guide the dog.) Oh well, I can dream, can't I?
Here, a oil change costs 200$, so I'd rather not call the repair shop without sussing out all my options. I think I'll see if someone can try boosting me this afternoon. Though one of the male nurses at work warned me that if the problem is actually a frozen battery, I could end up making things worse. Why must vehicles be so complicated? I need some sleep.
Shortest day of the year, and I have every intention of sleeping through all the hours of daylight!!!
Sunrise: 9:22am Sunset: 13:43 (1:43pm)
Low temp: -36C High temp: -32 Lowest windchill: -42 Worst wind: 5km/hr And the conditions all state: Ice Crystals. Which means its a fairly high humidity while super cold, water goes from evaporated to ice without hitting the liquid phase. A good chance of seeing sundogs.