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it's cooooold! [Dec. 8th, 2005|11:22 am]
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It's very cold out - 26 or so now, and the radio says that it feels like 9. 9!! Yikes. NI was closed until 10 AM this morning (so was UT) and when I got down to my car, I had to spend 40 minutes de-icing it (with djedi - thanks a lot!). Although part of that was not realizing that if the engine isn't on, the heat will blow air, but it won't really be hot. Oh well.

It was neat - there was a layer of ice over all of my car - windshields, windows, top, everything. I couldn't roll my window down because of the ice. But eventually the heat and front and rear defrosters did the job.

It was a bit creepy to see cars on Mopac, but going 20 MPH lower than the speed limit. Didn't see any accidents, either, which is good. Now I'm warming up with a nice cup of tea.

So, do you people in the north (or north of here - Carrie said it was 3 degrees in St. Louis yesterday!) have to drip your pipes every night for like months? Or are the pipes better insulated up there or something?
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[User Picture]From: djedi
2005-12-09 07:09 pm (UTC)
Yeah, they really cheap out on pipes and such around here, which is stupid because given that some pipes still freeze and burst and it costs a lot of money to fix, much more money than just burying them a little deeper, they just are being short-sighted.

Maybe they figure global warming will soon eliminate winter freezes down here.

Gah, short-sightedness is so stupid. Saving 10cents now at a cost of $1 later is just idiotic. For example, think how much money (and lives but I'm just making a monetary argument) could have been saved if they just woudl have improved the leeves in New Orleans.
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