This morning we were a little late leaving the house for church. Unfortunately, when we got out to the car in the way below freezing temperatures, we found that the inside of the front windshield was covered in ice. Even more unfortunate, when we tried to turn on the heater, we found that the blower had quit. We did eventually get to church, but only after sitting with the car in the sun and scraping the inside of the window for a while. When we got home I pulled the blower motor out so that I could either repair or replace it, but to my surprise, I found the motor was encased in ice.
It seems that when it rained recently water got into the blower on our ’96 Ford Escort because water doesn’t drain properly around the hood (due to leaves and dirt). From what I’ve read, this can happen on many cars, so watch out. One guy said that he was able to use the motor after he let it dry out, so I’m going to give it a try.
In other news, Andrew is now 6 months old. In the past few weeks he has gone from a crawler to a professional climber of furniture. In celebration of this special event, I present the “Andrew at 6 months super-video”:
One of the coolest things that Andrew has done lately is to nearly swallow a 10 inch long ribbon, and documented in the pictures below. Luckily Catherine noticed the end of it hanging out of his mouth before he decided to go all the way.
To Nick: Andrew has started wearing his Vans. He wore them to church one day, and everyone thought he was the cutest things EVER.