This was taken in 2010, the Snowmeggedon. It was my job as the only boy in the family to shovel out the vehicle when it snowed. Back then the Taurus was inoperable and the explorer was the Family DD. That winter was the winter that made me hate the cold. We had a starter problem, it would freeze over, so on top of taking a week to dig it out, every morning I had to grab a hammer, get under the SUV and tap on the starter to loosen everything up, then possibly jump start it before it would turn over.

last winter I was late to class, so I didn't have time to warm up the Taurus. It was 7 degrees and my heat wouldn't turn on (no front defroster), my windows were stuck closed. My instrument gauges would stutter before landing on a set position....


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