I use the time to get on the WiFi at the clubhouse as my phone's data plan from which I usually tether, is stretched further than Octo-Mom. E-mails, phone calls, and downloads later I head for Kitt. As soon as I step outside, the big chill slaps me, but a smile comes across my face as I have an extra 110V circuit and my space heater waiting for me. The forecast predicts a low of 28 degrees tonight. No problem... uh huh.
I give the heater a good head start while I shiver in the ladies room brushing my teeth. Back to Kitt, snug and warm and within minutes I'm purring... until 2:30 in the morning when the heater starts to "flicker" and eventually turns belly up and says "I'm done". Brian H's trick now comes to mind, so I bleary eyed jump into the driver's seat and try to put Kitt into Neutral and set the emergency brake to power up the "systems". No go, presumably because I'm charging. Ah, life's proverbial metaphorical moments; have cake or eat cake... charge, or heat? I choose charge. I retain what heat I do have, don my human burrito attire and wait for Sol Invistus with a promise to myself to do more testing during the daylight hours.
Oh, and remember that lil tyke playing in the leaves...well on my hike earlier in the day, I found an anonymous pile of leaves to call my own and...
some leaf critter from that wahoo moment found the back of my neck, bit me and left 2 big ole welts. Pretty dang funny! I don't care, I'd do it again.