If you don't know how to charge your own car battery, please refer to the above video I created last year because after reading this, you might need to know how to do it.

"Don't count your chickens before they're hatched," I believe is the saying. Last Thursday I saw numerous Facebook posts by people who had dead car batteries from the cold temps. Their posts made me realize how much I love my car because of how reliable it was last year and how reliable it has been so far this year. I thought I was just one of the lucky ones...until I tried to leave work that day.

And, just like that, nope--I am not one of the lucky ones. I caught whatever bad luck has been going on. My car battery died just like everyone else's on Facebook. A co-worker of mine ended up jumping my car battery and it worked...for a day. The next morning my car didn't start again. My husband jumped the battery so I could quickly get to work. Then, it died again in the parking lot on my way to lunch. It's safe to say I was having a pretty bad day. I ended up having to go and replace the battery completely.

Everyone else I told about my problems was telling me how awesome their cars have been and how they didn't have any car trouble. And then, this weekend the text messages started pouring in. People who had been bragging about their great luck suddenly suffered the same fat--dead car batteries. In the words of Michael Scott, "I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." If you see a person with a dead battery, be on alert...you'll likely be next.