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So Happy To Be Warm Inside


It Didn't Take Long

Outside trying to get the car gas cap cover open

I would have to pick the coldest day

The temperature is 15 degrees

I might wait till later about noontime where it is supposed to warm up

I keep pressing the lever on the floor

I tried opening it with a screwdriver

I thought it might have been frozen

I tried spraying deicer

Then I went online

It seems to be a problem other people have had with older cars

The spring wears out

So after watching video after video

I might just add a spring inside

It looks like a quick fix

Not sure what to do

I just leave it open a crack

The gas was very low

When I pulled into the gas station

Then not being able to open the cover

I had to drive home

So the gas slowly hovered two notches above e

Then my wife came out to try the cover

While I press the lever

She used the screwdriver

It popped open

A little problem that can make life more difficult

Working together always makes it better


DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt I try to remember the best I can. As long as I write about it right away. If I wait longer than that it is a memory gone forever. It is amazing how far we come. Then it is more amazing how far we have to go. Thank you for always visiting and sharing. Have a super day.

DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

Brenda Arledge Each day seems to go faster than the next. Our car is fixed and it could have been so much worse. We were blessed not to be too far from home when it happened, i have been filing it up. Not taking any chances. I will use your tips with the vice grips. Have a lovely night.

DREAM ON (author) on February 02, 2021:

DW Davis We got hit with a snowstorm since we last spoke. We had about ten inches of snow and high winds. Maybe the rest of the winter will be over soon. One can only hope. Thanks for reading and sharing your story.. Stay warm and Spring is a little bit closer. Thank you again.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on January 24, 2021:

Interesting account.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 24, 2021:

Sorry to hear you had this problem, but glad you made it back home.

Guess you gotta keep the gas on full as much as you can...especially in the winter.

I had that problem once and started carrying a pair of vice grips in the car...just in case.

Have a great week.

DW Davis from Eastern NC on January 24, 2021:

15 degrees is too cold to do much outside. We have been fortunate this year not to see temperatures that low as yet. There is still 2/3 of winter to go, though.

DREAM ON (author) on January 24, 2021:

Ann Carr I went outside and tried to put a spring to push the door open for the gas cap cover. It is a lot harder than it looks.I scratched the paint and shut the cover. Back to doing it again. Just too cold to even try. Winter is nice for children and adults as long as you are warm. I love to hear how everyone enjoys their day in the snow or watching the snow from inside. Thank you for reading and sharing your story. Peace to your family and have a sweet day.

Ann Carr from SW England on January 24, 2021:

Yes indeed, it's amazing what we can all do if we work together! Glad it was sorted!

We actually had snow today, and my daughters had even more up in Bristol - the grandchildren had a great time!

I love snow, as long as I don't have to go anywhere, but it had all melted by lunchtime! Never mind, might get some more tomorrow.

I like the message here.

Hope you and your family are keeping safe and well.


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