Wiped Out

I don’t know about where you live, but where I live we get a nice rain during the winter and summer. Because I live in the desert, it’s hot and dry most of the year and so a funny thing happens. By the time the stores have the size wiper I need the rainy season ends. Then when the rain starts up again, I get the zebra striped windshield.

You know, where the wiper works here but not two inches down. So you kinda hunch over the steering wheel to get that 1-2 inches of clear glass upon which to gaze out at the world.

My husband thinks massaging the wiper blade with petroleum jelly helps them to last longer.

I think it goos up the windshield.

And I seem to be vindicated. I took his car into work, in preparation of the coming tropical storm, I bestowed upon him my truck so he could escape his work parking lot that has no drainage and becomes a pond. It sprinkled enough for me to turn on the wipers.

Sure enough zebra stripes.

The back one flails around like black licorice. Fun times.

Now, we’re looking forward to 3 days of rain, with Friday being the heaviest—i.e., half our annual rainfall is expected. Thank God, I’m off Friday.

During the lighter spots, I think I visit all the stores in a 10 mile radius to see if I can find wiper blades. This should be the last storm of the season and i want to be prepared:D

About Linda Andrews

Linda Andrews lives with her husband and three children in Phoenix, Arizona. When she announced to her family that her paranormal romance was to be published, her sister pronounce: "What else would she write? She’s never been normal." All kidding aside, writing has become a surprising passion. So just how did a scientist start to write paranormal romances? What other option is there when you’re married to romantic man and live in a haunted house? If you’ve enjoyed her stories or want to share your own paranormal experience feel free to email the author at www.lindaandrews.net She’d love to hear from you.
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2 Responses to Wiped Out

  1. danrshaw says:

    Just think, now you can take the dog for a swim in the morning. Don’t you see enough water at work? Now you gotta take it home with you?

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