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Discovery [Dec. 19th, 2008|10:43 am]
Tire chains are better than Depends and preventing embarrassing wetness and odor, by stopping it at the source. Plus, the Depends don't help you drive at a reasonable rate of speed over snow-and-ice covered roads.

(For those of you who don't "get" this, large parts of the Seattle area are snowed in today. Seattle has minimal snow-removal capability, and they don't use salt... they use plows and sand. I have to drive over some hilly and curving roads to get to work... and there are places where my unadorned tires can't be trusted to hold me in place, much less provide traction while moving. And, yes, I'm terrified of losing control of my car on ice.)

Also: It's nice to have a parking garage in which to put on your tire chains. But, some tire chain manufacturers are flippin' *brilliant*, and have their instructions on water-proof plastic sheets. While that wasn't necessary yesterday, I'm posting a mental reminder to get a tarp and a blanket in my car as part of my winter safety gear.

In other news, I just purchased a lightbox. I don't know if I need it as much as I think, but I think I'd rather waste $250 and find out I don't need it, than suffer from depression and keep thinking I ought to buy a light box someday.

In nerve-wracking news, Chibi is wobbly and weak, throwing up, and doesn't have much appetite. Part of me is afraid he's dying. I'm going to Philadelphia on Sunday. If he's not doing better tomorrow, there's not a whole lot of non-worrisome endings to this story.

[User Picture]From: droops
2008-12-19 08:11 pm (UTC)
Yea, weather across the country seems to be bad, but Seattle has gotten hit badly. Be safe!
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[User Picture]From: grey_lady
2008-12-19 09:15 pm (UTC)
Sending good thoughts to you and Chibi....
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[User Picture]From: glinda_w
2008-12-19 09:18 pm (UTC)
Aieeee. GoodThoughts for Chibi to get better, *fast*. (Also *hugs*.)
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[User Picture]From: zanawake
2008-12-19 11:58 pm (UTC)
I hope you'll be warm and skidless. Would you please post your opinions about the lightbox after a while?

Best wishes to frail old Chibi, and to you too.
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[User Picture]From: marypcb
2008-12-20 01:17 pm (UTC)
stay off I5 and away from buses! and bug hugs for you and gentle hugs for Chibi. it's so hard when they're unwell and you just don't know how worried to be.
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From: kightp
2008-12-20 08:10 pm (UTC)
I wish I could be up there to take care of Chibi while you're gone. )-:

And good call on the lightbox. Even if all it does is give you more light to get through the dark part of the years.
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