||[Jan. 15th, 2009|04:48 am]
It was another sleepless night. For a change, it's by choice. Cold weather and car batteries don't really go together too well. The last bitterly cold snap we had, the battery was really struggling to start the car (and a tire did fail me, but I don't think that was entirely the cold's fault).|
When the night started, I told myself I'd run the car for ten minutes every hour and a half or so, and I have. At first I wondered about the wisdom of giving up a night's sleep for the car. But since it's now 4 below zero (-20 C) and the car is still starting fine with the regular few minutes of running it, I think it's almost worth giving up sleep. I know if I hadn't been running it regularly, that battery would be struggling now if it could start the car at all.
In other news, I'm slowly shifting from WGN to Chicago's PBS radio channel to my surprise.
Hmm, I'm starting to zone out from lack of sleep. I think I'll go take a few minutes of shut eye before the next time I'm due to give the car its ten minutes of running.
-some Esperanto translation notes-
ĉarmo - Charm
cerveto - a little deer (ie a Fawn)