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“The ice is at least an inch thick,” Karne thought as she chipped away. Longing to return to the warm dry confines of her office, the one thing that kept her moving was the thought of how much worse it would be later. This battle raged in her mind as she finally worked the driver’s door open. Sliding into the seat and turning the key with half froze hands – what had she done with her gloves? – she began to thaw as the heater warmed the sanctuary of the car. Karne braved the elements again and again alternating with a few minutes in the car as it grew warmer and warmer. She felt triumphant as she removed the last chunk of ice from the windows and was able to slide inside for the treacherous drive.