We thought we would take advantage of a break in the storm to gather supplies for our house project. I wanted to ride to town in our nice warm Tahoe but we ended up having to take the Old Truck. Brrrrr!!!
The gas gauge wasn't working in the Old Truck. Maybe it had something to do with the cold, maybe it wasn't connected, who knows. So we stopped at the gas station to top off with gas, just to be sure we had enough to get us to Quincy, 30 minutes away.
"I think we need chains," I mentioned to my Faithful Sherpa. "I don't want to rely on the ones from the Tahoe." Poor Donnie, the gas station attendant. He was all by himself that day and the place was packed. It seemed everyone was taking advantage of the break in the storm. After 15 minutes we paid for the gas and chains and headed off to Quincy.
It was 1:30 in the afternoon when we left. I was hoping the "warm weather" (21 degrees) would have melted some of the ice off the roads. It was dry in some areas but icy in the shaded corners. And the Old Truck certainly didn't have winter tires! But we never slipped! We just took our time, cruising easily around the corners being sure not to step on the brakes.
"Maybe we should run these tires on my Tahoe instead of the Goodrich tires" I said half jokingly.
Our Old Truck doesn't have a defroster. I'm not sure if they didn't come with one or if our 1954 Chevy just didn't have one installed. The only way to keep the windshield from fogging up was to open the wing windows. I'm glad I keep a blanket in the truck!
We had to take the Old Truck because we needed to purchase 5 sheets of Sheetrock for the wall we're working on. They would have been too heavy on top of the Tahoe.
After tying down my new curtain rod, aka 1/2 copper tubing, we headed back to the house. We had been gone only an hour and a half but the ride back home seemed colder.
We stoked the fire to warm our toes when we got back. They always seem to get so cold! And now...well now we are watching the snow lightly fall outside, with a nice warm fire crackling, and our local radio station, KQNY playing in the background.
Its a perfect ending to a perfect day.