I took a detour through my building’s parking garage this evening. I was walking back from the corner store, trying to avoid all the water on the sidewalk.

I noted that a car in the garage was plugged in. It wasn’t an electric car. It had a block heater. I figure the driver has only recently arrived in Canada, or perhaps he or she is just visiting.

How did I come to this conclusion? Elementary! No one I know would plug in their car when the temperature is 4°, and the night-time low is forecast to be 0°!