Snow Problem: Windshield-WIN!

Published On February 9, 2018 | By Matt McNeill | Afternoons

















Once upon a time, I took a morning show gig at our sister-station down in Leamington
Ont aka. the Southernmost tip of Canada aka. Tomato Capital of our country.
“Oh, it never really snows down here” were the exact words used while having the
45 minute drive down the two-lane Highway 3 from Windsor to Leamington explained.

On my first day, it snowed about 3 feet – on my windshield.  About 30 feet everywhere else or so
it seemed. I’m pretty sure half of the trip was diagonally across farmer’s fields, as my co-host and
I car-pooled precariously, never quite sure of where the highway was or at what point we
had veered off the actual pavement and traversed the flat agricultural wilderness…
But I digress – the main issue at 3:30 am, and again at 5:30 pm, before and after work was
clearing the mountain of snow off the car and chipping the ice (and likely some divots of glass)
out of the windshield again and again and again.

So, I started carrying flattened banana boxes in the trunk, to place under my upright wiper blades
and presto! No more chiseling the windshield. Nowadays I use either the sunshade  that you’ll see
more often on the inside of the windshield of a parked car on a hot summer day, or – pictured above –
one of those un-foldable flat nylon beach blanket things.
So now I’m in lovely Sarnia, where it still snows randomly and where I still get paid many..
many, well, some  cents..per word. And that’s a blog. Stay warm and safe everybody!

Who’s chipping at their windshield tonight?
Not this guy!

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