The good news is that after about 5 hours of trying to start my car in sub zero weather (beginning at 4:00 am ), I didn't drain my battery...AND...I discovered that my now 8 yr old truck, has had an engine block heater all of this time!!! Plug that baby in and bring on the -50F below weather baby!!!
I always prefer to see the 'bright' side. Believe me that was a bright one. I had to get my son to the train station and no car meant 'bad dad'! In my defense, and I do need one, the last time we had that kind of cold, my truck lived in a garage and now it doesn't. I love my truck, always faithful. It now has about 230,000 miles, most of all of those are from painting trips. :-)
In honor of my truck, here are a couple of images featuring that enemy of all batteries... Winter. 'The Red Car' is a field study from last February ( and has been posted here before ), 'Rural Route' is new and was painted in the studio during this really cold weather. Thanks for taking a look.
"The Red Car" - oil - 11x14 - © Marc R. Hanson '08
"Rural Route" - oil - 16x24 - © Marc R. Hanson '09