April 18th, 2009


New Day

Pretty much everything has moved in a more positive direction since my last post.

First off, I've had some sleep. I went to bed around 10:30pm last night, and, with a 2 hour break in there somewhere, just got up about an hour and a half ago. The most sleep I've had all week. I won't say that I feel rested, but I at least don't feel incredibly zoned.

Before that happened, I got a couple of calls from She Whose Identity Must Remain Obscure, the first to ask if I wanted to go hang out (I did, but, well: No car), and the second just to talk. Granted, most of the talking was about what she'd been doing, but then, she's had a pretty busy week.

She's doing her usual whirlwind "pull life back together" thing. Rather impressive to watch, actually.

I also found that the latest Woot is an ASUS eeePC for $150, so after a call, I got one for timenchanter. I'd have gotten one for myself, but I can't exactly afford it.

Then what woke me up this morning was my mechanic, saying that the timing belt had broken, and that everything else seems OK - including the water pump he wanted to replace. So the bill's going to be $400, instead of $500. More importantly, the car will work.

Plus I'll have enough money to make the latest insurance payment.

Even better, when I finally got around to looking at the taxes, TurboTax froze up - twice - giving me more of a reason to procrastinate.

The sun is up, the lawnmowers are singing, and all is right with the world.

Wait - who the hell has enough of a lawn to mow for this long around here?
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Free! Free!!!!

I have my car back! I have mobility! I can spread mischief far and wide! I can even have Taco Bell!

Mein Führer! I can roll! Mwuahahahahahahahaaaaa!
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Boring Details

Now that I'm clean, and fed (from my favorite place that rhymes with Pachelbel (Didja know his name actually was Johann?)), I feel like saving some details about the car.

On the whole, the timing belt didn't look too bad, at least if you ignore the 8 inches or so of missing teeth.

He also replaced one of the rollers, because it sounded like a can full of hairpins. For those of you that know what a can full of hairpins sounds like.

He still seemed rather surprised that the water pump looked good. I seem to remember replacing that at some point, so there may be an explanation for his surprise.

I suppose I shouldn't be astounded that the car seems to be running more smoothly.

I've paid the car insurance, and if I ever finish with the taxes (I have made some progress today. Just not a huge amount), I can see what I have left to work with.
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