Monday, November 07, 2005

snow what

I have one of the most archaic developments left in automobiles (right behind carburators): snow tires. That's because my 1986 Volvo 240 has rear wheel drive. So every fall/winter, I have to mount a different set of tires on the car so I don't end up plunging into the Susquehanna skidding down the icy hill from my son's daycare.

Seems easy enough.

Except that snow tires - while not made of snow per say - will "melt" if you drive on them in conditions above 50 degrees. And we have had unseasonably warm weather since exactly two days after I put my damn snow tires on (this after two weeks weather in the 40s). So I got that going on.

That and my beautiful slate roof.
But I digress.