Thursday, December 23, 2010

A Warm Car on a Cold Morning

It’s 70 degrees outside, at it’s only 8:00 in the morning. According to the weather forecast, we’re supposed to hit 80; and this is December. As I sit here looking out my office window at the palm trees swaying in the breeze, and the green lawn of the neighbors across the street, I have a little trouble picturing how it was when I lived in colder climates. But, as I remember, I also remember how hard winter can be; especially to those who don’t put up with the cold very well.

I don’t have an ice scraper for my car, because you can’t even buy those here; nor do I have a snow shovel. In the 11 years I’ve lived here, it only snowed enough to make a snowball once. That was the first White Christmas in history for the Rio Grande Valley.

Day 64 – All that reminds me of how cold my wife used to get in the winters when we lived up north. The cold wasn’t much of a problem for me, but it sure was for her. I also remember how much trouble it was to scrape the ice off the windshield of the car every morning. To help my wife out, I’d go out and warm up the car, and scrape the windshield for her. That way, she wouldn’t have to go out and freeze, doing it for herself.

So, there you have it; or, at least those of you who live in the frozen north have it. Remember that romance is all about showing her how special she is to you. Well, warming up the car, and scraping her windshield is just another way of doing that. Whether you’re going out together, or she’s going out by herself, that few minutes you spend out in the cold will make things much easier for her.

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