Guess what our high will be tomorrow? No, go ahead . . . guess . . .
That got me thinking about winter in general. Though that really is pretty cold and we get a large amount of snow throughout the winter, we DEFINITELY have it easier than in the past. In this area, I'm GLAD to be "modern" and not "vintage"!
For example, my 1953 issue of Woman's Day had some helpful hints about dealing with snow and ice. First up--tire chains. May we just have a moment of silence in appreciation of 4WD and AWD. Amen
Stuck in a snowdrift? Rock that baby! Actually, this is probably still good advice.
Here's the old standby, still used when needed. In the article they also mention ashes (though that would be horribly messy!) and, my favorite: Carpet pieces! Keep a couple of old carpet pieces in a plastic bag in the trunk. If you can't get traction, nudge them up under the wheels and you're good to go! Just don't forget to retrieve them.