One of My Favorite "Snow Stories" from Cleveland...

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Real Estate Agent with New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Reading about the two feet of snow that has just inundated much of the east coast... brought to mind a silly story from my past... that I thought I would share.

There I was... about twenty years ago... a Realtor in Mentor, Ohio.  It has snowed overnight... about two feet... and for some reason, I had left my car in the driveway the night before.

I had some things I had to do... but... rather than get into a freezing car, I ran out, opened the car door and started the engine... and turned on the heater and the blower.  Then I went back inside to wait until it warmed up.

You prolly can guess what happened.  Something came up... and I forgot all about the car warming up.  It must have been about eight hours later that I remembered. 

So... I hurriedly went outside to make sure someone had not stolen the car... and found that it had indeed become nice and toasty warm... right up until the moment it ran out of gas. 

So there I was... out of gas in my own driveway.  Ahhh... the joys of winter combined with being distracted very easily.

Enjoy your two feet of snow... and if you start up your car to get it all toasty warm... I hope your memory is better than mine was.  :)

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Michael O'Donnell
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Karen Anne.

Lived in Lancaster Co... can't remember if the storm was in '83 or '84...but I do remember that it was the only time I remember that the entire state was legally "closed".  (I think that had someting to do with the inability of emergency services, State Police, etc. to do their jobs due to the impassible roads.)

February 08, 2010 04:30 PM
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Mary Douglas
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
United Country Ponderosa Realty

Karen-Anne this is something I might do, it's so easy to get distracted. But for 8 hours? LOL   I was going to a funeral in Denver, and didn't want to take my purse inside so I left it in the car.  I was very careful to lock the doors so it would be safe.  When my husband went out later to get something from the car he found my driver door wide open - I left it that way!

February 08, 2010 05:07 PM
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Debra Walsh
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000
Keller Williams Realty

Karen-that is hilarious.  Luckily no one made off with your car!

February 08, 2010 06:13 PM
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Michael O'Donnell
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Debra?

Making off with Karen Anne's car in two feet of snow? You'd have to respect that kind of industriousness!

February 08, 2010 08:41 PM
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Well at least your car was outside. Too many people warm up the car in a closed garage and are overcome with carbon monoxide, which is why it's important never to block those little louver vents in the side of your garage or in the garage door or the vents on the roof of your garage. Your garage needs to breathe, even if it is cold in there.

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