Last weekend when I was heading down to my mom and dads for christmas break, I ended up having a very long list of problems. My parents house is only three hours away from my college and I have made this drive many times over the past three years, but on this trip home I did not prepare myself for the sheer amount of snow and cold that I would be facing out on the open road. Only thirty or forty minutes into my trip back home, my heating unit in my car stopped working. I thought that if I pulled over and fixed it I would be able to get it up and running in twenty minutes and then be back to driving. After messing around with the heating unit for an hour, all I had to show for progress was very cold and purple fingers from being outside for so long. I called my dad and told him about the problem I was having with the heating unit in my car, and he told me that I should just drive back to school so I am not stuck out on the road for three more hours without any heating. I wanted to get back home and start off my winter break, so of course I ignored his suggestion and tried to drive the remaining trip in the freezing weather without any heating unit to keep me from freezing. By the time I had pulled into the driveway of my parents house, I couldn’t even feel my face i was so cold. My parents rushed out of the house to come check on me and get me into the living room where the radiant heated floors are. It was a stupid thing to do in the first place without a doubt, and I think that the cold I feel coming on will serve as a reminder to never do something like that again.