Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Can Opener To Car Opener....

We are slowly recovering from a devastating ice storm on Sunday. Thousands of homes are still without power and most of the traffic lights at the main intersections are not working. Toronto is in chaos. However, there were errands to run and things to do, so I had to get into my car and get it started, in order to melt the half inch or so of ice that covered it.

Car Opener

Yes, I could chip away at the lock, insert the key and turn it to unlock the door. However, I couldn't actually pull the door open. It was frozen shut!! I needed something to pry it loose. A crow bar would probably work, but it might do more damage than I wanted. She's an old car - 1998 Honda Civic and she creaks!!

I rummaged around the odds and ends drawer and finally found a fairly sturdy looking can opener - "Tin Lizzy" came to mind :) I inserted it in the car door and Bingo, it opened. So the next time you need to "break the ice," you may want to be a little inventive. Can openers can have more than one use!!

Have a great day!!

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