Done that that many time. Butane lighters don't work too well in really cold weather. Never had a car with an electronic whooliemadang fob-thingabob so I don't know about tryin' it with one of those.DL, I'm finally done! Wow if you replace the word "Locksmith" with "EMT", we could tell some similar stories!
Really enjoyed reading through it all and hope to see more.
Once some years ago, my daughter lived in the big city. It was winter (North) and she called me because her key wouldn't turn in her car ignition.
I drove all the way there. Money was pretty tight on everyone. I actually called my ex in Hawaii to ask his advice. He looked up and got a lock smith number for me.
I sit in the car and talk to the Locksmith. He tells me he can come tend to it but wants me to try something first.
Heat the key with my cig lighter. I did and it worked and the car purred right up!
Apparently, there was so many fast food wrappers and pizza boxes in the car, they had caused quite a bit of moisture and it got into the ignition and froze it.
(i cleaned the car up, it didn't happen again).
Could have been Dad's way I f dealing with the horror of war. And while releasing himself, has unintentionally has shifted the trauma down to the next generation.Daddy seems to have told him he made a practice of strafing troop trains. The guy is really broken up about it. He seems to want to blame his father for all of the evil in the world and Dad isn't here to take it out on.