This morning when I got up, it was a brisk 25 degrees. Sure, this is not Michigan cold, or perhaps upstate New York cold, but cold nonetheless. I needed to make a quick run to the grocery store because I was out of oatmeal and the day is just not right without a quick bowl of oats.
I went to the garage, let the door up, started the car and headed to the store. As I drove, I noticed many of my neighbors getting ready to go to work, scraping frost off of their car windows. Instantly, I was appreciative of having a garage. Why? Well, as I think of it, I’ve never been able to park in the garage, even when we had a 2 car. You see, the ex always parked her van in the garage and the other side was reserved for Tony’s and Pedro’s stuff. You know, all kinds of sports equipment as well as lawnmower and yard care items. My car was always relegated to the driveway. When I moved, I went to an apartment and a parking lot. If it was raining or cold enough to have frost, like today, I was out in the wet and cold.
Now, I finally have my own garage. No more getting wet carrying in the groceries or spending extra time waiting for the car to warm up and the defroster to kick in. It’s nice!
As for this photo, it was a bit colder that day than today. I can’t believe that it has been 5 years since I’ve been there! Geez!