I felt as if I had already done a day's labor when I finally made it to my ice-ensconced car! I gingerly opened the doors, started the engine and began the ice removal process. As I got out to work on the windshield, I realized I had forgotten an ice scraper! I wondered if the job was too big for my credit card. Yet, I'd used it before. It works remarkably well in this situation - most of the time! This time, however, the card did not fare so well. With one swipe on the icy window, it turned into many fractured pieces of plastic.
Fortunately, the main roads were generously salted and lots of people were late; thus, my trip was really not that bad. When I finally I got to work and eventually dried off (it took all day), I was left with questions about whether or not I would be driving up the driveway any time soon (fortunately, thanks to my husband and rock salt, I did).
Fortunately, there was only one casualty yesterday morning: my debit card. I ordered a new one and I also put a big, heavy duty ice scraper into my trunk!