Even though I am a CG, I think I can manage to figure out how to kiss so as to keep my boyfriend/husband warm at night...but I do have another question to ask about this current gig of being a "Northern Girl."
What do you NGs know about life with snow that I don't know, but should?
Especially in terms of driving.
(I'm a bit freaked about driving in icy conditions...)
However, I am interested in anything else that you could share about living safely and wisely with snow.
I am serious.
Help out this new member of the NG sisterhood.
Former CG now Coloradan NG BGF Gail has given me her best tips gleaned during her two decades of life with snow.
They are as follows:
1. Always have a warm coat, sleeping bag, hat and gloves in the car at all times.
2. Leave your windshield wipers point up when you stop them to make it easier to de-snow/ice the windshield later.
3. Wear the slip-on anti slip things on your shoes when you go out.
4. Get your car washed and waxed to prepare for winter.
5. Wearing silk long underwear is better than heavy layers.
Bernie lived in Chicago for a year, and advises:
1. If it is snow slippery, take the foot off the gas and let the car inch along on its own.
2. Steer into a slide. (DON'T take hands off the wheel....my first inclination...)
3. Jackets with zippers need to have something covering the zipper, preferably a flap with snaps and not Velcro.
My own advice to myself:
1.Wear a brimmed hat so the glasses don't get snow on them.
2. Don't drive if you don't have to if it is wet and icy out.
3. Remember to button up before going out the door.
4. Always have something ready to blot nose drippies.
5. Mittens really are warmer.
My co-worker suggested that on heavy snow/freezing rain days it is a good idea to put a tarp over your car in the parking lot when you get to work, and put a brick on the top of it to hold the tarp down. She says it is easier to whisk off the tarp later than try to scrap ice and snow in the dark.
While you are mulling over what you want to tell me, you can enjoy these pictures from yesterday.
The Catholic church is across the street from our school's parking lot.
It is just a gorgeous building, and photographers are photographing it all the time. I keep meaning to bring a tripod and get going on shooting all the interesting details of the structure. And I want to go inside too to see that massive round stained glass window from the inside.
I guess there will be time for in the future...after all, I do actually live here now. This isn't a vacation, I get to stay for keeps!