Yesterday I mentioned the awesomeness that is having your window shot out by vandals because they seem to think we live in Compton and not Wisconsin.
And today I'm going to tell you how much that sucks. Which is more than I thought it would because I apparently forgot about the weather and the role that will play until $250 magically appears.
This morning I went outside to start my van because I didn't really drive it much in the last few days and I knew I probably should just let it warm up a little. Upon walking outside of my door, all of the juice that is around your eyeballs immediately froze as well as my boogers. This is my internal gauge telling me that the current temperature is below zero.
While that sucks for obvious reasons and just general unpleasantness, it also sucks because it will freeze all of my doors shut on the van. It does not matter what you do to that van, the doors will ALWAYS freeze. And when I was in the habit of leaving at 6:30 a.m. so I could get to work by 7:30 (after dropping kids off) I had Matt open all of my doors before he left. Since that isn't the case, it's pointless because they just re-freeze anyways.
I had to put all five bags that I was carrying down into the snow and brace my legs so I can yank at least one open. After about 3 minutes and falling on my ass, I got the driver's side door open. Praise jeebus. Then I try to start it. And of course- I hear the really slow and deep "woo..... woo..... woo...." noise of this bitch not wanting to go anywhere today. After a second try, it starts and that's when I notice what I forgot.
The inside of all of my windows are frozen.
You see, it's bad enough having to scrape the outside of my windows since I'm short, I have practically no arm muscles, and I hate physical labor. But to have to scrape the inside? Because again, some asshole thinks petty crime is fun, really just set me off.
I turn my defrosters on super high hoping that would help.
It obviously didn't so I had to resort to using a gift card I had to scrape it. I can't afford to break my driver's license or my debit card, and I don't have a credit card... so I had to use the gift card. Yeah. It was fun.
After that I got the kids into the van and the drive to my mom's, which takes maybe 2 minutes at most since we're only a few blocks away but cross a major road, was weird. It's really difficult to drive when all of the road noise is exponentially louder due to plastic wrapped on your window.
It's also difficult to change lanes or merge when you can't see anything on your driver's side. I can't even open my driver's window to stick my head out because yay! My windows are frozen shut. AND the other really awesome thing? You aren't going to get a super great seal with plastic and duct tape, so while driving in weather that is -10 (that's 10 BELOW zero homies) is that you feel the wind. On the back of your neck the entire time you drive.
It was not a good way to start my day.
And then when I got home I started looking at bills and trying to figure out where I'm going to get the $250 to fix it? Yeah. Nowhere. I can't find even half of that. Seriously, world?? REALLY?
I donate to all kinds of organizations and I do nice things for people for no reason all of the time. And yet-- the world just continues to shit on my happy little parade. It's just a very depressing way to start the new year out.
On the plus side, I went back to work today after having almost two weeks off. It was GLORIOUS to be back at work. I really enjoy being there and I had all kinds of stuff to do so that was nice. My four hours were over before I knew it and I didn't want to go home. But... I work all week so that's good. :)
So this evening I am going to work on some Etsy things and put them in my shop and see if I can get some sales. I have lots of ideas and lots of supplies.. I just need some dedicated time to do it.