I once saw a guy's entire front end on his brand new Fiero shatter with a slight bumper tap.
Yes, the Fiero dates me, it was in the blizzard of 1979 in Chicago where it was below 0 for a month.
Beside the point, but it might have been a Firebird you saw shatter. By '79, they had a big plastic schnozz. The Fiero came out in '84, with a better plastic they named EnduraFlex.
Point taken, though, and even though I was only 9 and only seeing it on the news, [b]even I remember that blizzard! Here, where a 1/4" of snow can shut down a city, it would have been our DREAM - no school for weeks, and tunnels through the snow! Sometimes in March or April, we'll get a nor'easter and a foot of snow, but it's usually gone in 36 hours, and it'll be 60 or 70 degrees right after that.
It's been four years since the daytime temperature here failed to climb above freezing, and tomorrow will break that run. Tonight will be below 20 F, and tomorrow's high lower than 30, and tomorrow night around 10. I don't winterize the Casita
, so I've got the heat set about 65, and the cabinets and bathroom open so the heat can reach the pipes. I emptied the waste tanks earlier today, when it was still above freezing.
I lived one winter in Detroit about 20 years ago, but it was a mild one, so I am not at all as hardy as you folks experiencing the crazy temperatures. I was almost a teenager before I realized that temperature could go below zero!
For all of you up there during this Clipper, please stay safe and warm, and look forward to spring!