It's frigid outside...and especially so at 4:30 in the morning...which is when we had to leave so hubby could catch a plane.
On the way to the airport, the wiper fluid wasn't working well and the conclusion (while driving) was that the line must be frozen. It wasn't too much of a problem until after I dropped him off and started home. When the trucks came by on the wet roads and the wiper fluid didn't come out - I couldn't see at all.
I concluded that I must be out of wiper fluid since even the passenger side had stopped working, so I stopped at the first available place to purchase some. Which is when the difficulty started...
I couldn't find the hood release. (Now, I know that some of you may be thinking "what a girl" but this is something I usually don't have to worry about, so I never really paid that much attention to it.) Fortunately, there was a gentleman at the station who offered to take a look under the dash, too. He couldn't find the release, but thought maybe it was by the seat...turns out - nope!
Well, never one to eschew instructions, I got out the owners manual and, while I was looking it up, the gentleman decided to wash the windows for me - front and back. He stayed while I opened the hood and located the wiper fluid container. While I thanked him profusely for his kindness, he was gone before I finished filling the fluid, so I didn't get a chance to offer him a cup of coffee or anything.
So, many thanks to the kind man who helped me out at 5:30 this morning.
ASIDE: Great photo our our friend, Ryan Lashaway, and his iceboat in today's Blade. We ran into many snags getting out on the ice...cold weather (usually don't sail under 10 degrees) and too much wind on Saturday. Sunday, the water the wind pushed out previously came back in, filled around the boats and froze - leaving the boats stuck and too much water under the thin layer of ice separating us from the good ice and a successful iceboating day. Rumor has it that it's supposed to warm up to around 20 by next weekend. If we actually manage to sail, I'll post photos here.