I was getting ready for bed when I made the mistake of looking outside. I saw the light shining through the ice coated tree limbs and I had to get a photo. I took this and others while in my pajamas and my coat and hat. No gloves. You can’t operate a camera while wearing gloves.
I hate the cold and I hate scraping windshields. My solution was to buy from Harbor Freight a 5’ x 7’ blue tarp, and cut it in half to 2.5’ x 7 ‘. I place one piece over the windshield so that the wipers blades are covered and then slam the front doors on it. If there is any sort of breeze, then it is best to start up wind. In the mornings, I removed the tarp, shake it to remove any snow or ice, fold it three times and store it in the car. Depending upon the weather report, I’ll again cover the windshield when I get to work. It works great—except when the weather report predicts warm weather but it snows.
So I went with the missionaries to shovel a member’s driveway. Neither of them had brought gloves. Weather was mild, so we took turns with the gloves. It was all done if 20 minutes.
I came to the office only to find a river where we normally park. I laughed. No mission cars were at risk.
Here’s a photo I took while touring the Missionary Training Center in Provo. I assume the person in the center is a trainer.
After much work, I had the walkway up to the house, clear of all snow. There wasn’t a single snowflake. Realizing that it would not remain clear, I resolved to take a photo of my accomplishment. I rushed inside, got my camera and — as you can see, I was too late.
New missionaries, arriving in Pittsburgh, spend their first night here.