Snow storm lessons
February 13, 2007
Schools are closed today. Even the university is closed. Snowploughs have been called in off the road as there is no use until the wind dies down – just wasting fuel.
Here are a few snowstorm lessons:
- An unheated garage is a fine place to rebuild a snow-blower carburetor… if you do it in April. February during a massive blizzard? Not so good. (The alternative is to spend a week with shoveling-related back pain, or worse.)
- If you run out of carburetor cleaner, brake cleaner will do, though it is not optimal. Either one will suck the heat out of your hands in nothing flat.
- When they talk about “gum” and “varnish” in old gas, that is not a metaphor. Don’t trust “fuel preservatives” – just empty the damn thing in the spring.
- That flat-top style on top of my car looks pretty cool, though. I have always thought snow shapes were nifty.