So, our car is a great car. But we learned some very valuable lessons about it on our little trip up to Washington. We learned that our car is a lot like me... it hates the cold and refuses to work when it gets too cold. =) The weather was so cold that our windshield wiper fluid didn't work and we would have to stop when the windshield got so dirty that we couldn't really see 20 feet in front of us and spray it with water to clean it off. These stops were quite cold and frustrating because at first, we didn't know this little bit about our car we just wanted it to work so that I wouldn't be cold outside and get just as cranky and stubborn as the car.
The morning we were supposed to drive back home to Utah, we went out to start the car and get it warmed up so that we could head out, and much to our dismay, it wouldn't start. Kind of like me in the mornings before I go to work. Seriously, it was ridiculous. Maybe it will help me realize that my sleeping habits need to change in order to get things done... probably not. =) The temperatures had dropped around 30 degrees over night and the car didn't really like it. We pushed the car to the bottom of the icy driveway to get it jumped and realized that there was too much snow to even get a car next to us. The boys, Dave and my dad had to dig out a stop in the 3-4 feet of snow to get our car up and running. We finally woke it up and let it run for a while before we even tried to do anything with it so as not to make it angry again. =) But, as you all know, we made it back and got back to real life again.