As some of you know, I moved to California from the midwest almost two years ago. Winter in the midwest was normal — we got snow and ice and really cold (nice!) weather. Here in California, it rarely even dips below freezing, but it’s been unusually cold here this week. Of course I think this is fantastic, and mom isn’t bothered by temperatures in this range, so we still go walking. This morning, I noticed something really strange. Lots of cars here have cardboard or towels on their windshields. It sure seems like that would make it hard to see out, even with a rear view mirror and side mirrors.
Anyway, I asked mom what was going on with all of this strange stuff, and she explained that people in California do this because they don’t know how to use ice scrapers…or something like that. Supposedly people here do this to keep frost (not ice, just frost) off of their windshields. This seems really strange to me. Really strange. Not just odd like people wearing down coats when it’s 55 degrees outside. Not peculiar like people wearing mittens when it’s 60 degrees outside. Not even just notable like palm trees with Christmas lights. Plain old strange.
Maybe I should take some time to create a training video about how to use an ice (or frost) scraper to help the residents in my new home state. I’ll do that right after I go outside and nap in the lovely cool weather. I wonder if I should wear a towel to keep the frost off of my fur. 🙂