We had another winter storm in Eastern NC last night, and it was a bad one. At first glance it was kind of wimpy, but this morning when I went out to warm up my car I could not open up the driver’s side door. It was frozen shut. I managed to get the passenger side door open and eventually shoved the driver’s side door open. I turned on the engine and started up the heater and went back inside to finish getting ready for work.
When I eventually went out to the car my driver’s side door while open refused to close, the closing mechanism was frozen. In order to drive to work without the doors flying open when I went around a corner, I had to pull the door shut and then lock it. I have a central locking system so when I locked the driver’s side door it locked every door in the car. When I arrived at work I parked and tried to unlock the door. Nothing. The lock was frozen. I opened the window and tried to use my key to open the door, nothing. So I was basically trapped in my car, outside the office.
Luckily for me the waitress from the Courthouse Caffee next door drove up and parked a few spaces from me. I waved her over. “Hi, can you help I am trapped in my car” I explained the situation to her and said that basically I needed her to help me climb out of the window of the car. She was a trooper and manhandled me out of the car through the driver’s side window. Then the window would not close, so I had to leave my car with the driver’s side window open when we were expecting more freezing rain.
I went out to the car at about 10am and thankfully not only did my car unlock but the electric window closed. I have to admit that in all my years of being stuck in cold weather, I spent four years in Scotland for goodness sake, I never thought that I would have to climb out of my car using my window.
This Winter has been insane.