Dinner last night was a Hawaiian pizza from Fast Pizza Delivery. This is the second time I've ordered exactly that from them. They don't kid around - the pizza arrived in 15 minutes. I suspect microwaves are involved somewhere in the process.
Fairly decent pizza, though, and quite cheap.
This morning I got the call to go pick up the car, so I marched up the street. I now have a new clutch and flywheel. He decided to do show'n'tell with the old parts. Lots of heat damage, and a pin bearing that looked like something from an archeological dig.
It apparently took a lot more work than he expected, but out of the goodness of his heart (and, I believe, the requirements of California law), he charged me precisely what he'd quoted. Good thing he didn't try for more - that pretty much drained my reserves.
I decided to drive around a little, so I grabbed some lunch at In-n-Out, and tried a bit of both street and freeway driving. Definitely better. There's actually that feeling of "release" about halfway through the pedal travel, and shifting's a lot easier. Second gear is still a little tougher than I'd like, I suspect because most of its synchromesh is now a thing of the past.
Some day when I've miraculously acquired scads of money, I'll look into replacing the transmission. Probably by replacing the whole car...
After that little outing I headed home, and had more of the aforementioned sleep and surfing. I woke up about 45 minutes ago, and need to start prep for this evening's entertainment.
Who knows? Maybe people'll show up this time. I know hollyk's at least thinking of making an appearance.