Today I learned that in order to stop the windows from fogging over and freezing up in your car, you turn on the air conditioning. Yeah, I would never have guessed that one either.
But the last couple of days I have not been able to see out my side windows, even with the heat blasting. You should have seen me trying to back into the garage. And it's not like it was -40 or anything, maybe -11.
But, according to my trouble shooting manual (which I took into work with me today) if you turn on the A/C, it automatically shuts off the air recirculation in the car, which can cause fogging. Brilliant! Sure the exhaust fumes made me rather nauseous during the drive home, but at least I could see. And I would rather be nauseous than dead.
Today I told the powers that be at work that starting in February (possibly January) they would only require my services two days a week. My colleague, bless his heart, started desperately trying to find ways to get more funding so that I wouldn't need to cut my hours, until I pointed out that saving salary money was only a fortuitous byproduct of cutting my hours.
I couldn't understand a single word he said today. I have been away from the office for a week, but I don't see how his English could have deteriorated that quickly. More likely my ears are out of practice.
Still, a one day work week was pretty sweet and worth the trying to guess what was being said.