Sigh. I at least got 7 and a half hours of work in yesterday - nothing today, so far. I left a little early to give Trudi a ride to school, because she's out of cash for busfare. After a fairly long phone conversation, we determined she'd be at the main S.J. library. I fought my way there through rush-hour traffic, to find that no, she was at home, and didn't I know that?
So I got her to school half an hour late. To find out the class was cancelled, anyway. Sigh.
I don't even remember what all happened after that - we had dinner at Pasta Pomodoro, ran around to several other locations, then I dropped her off. Got to sleep earlyish, yadda yadda yadda.
Then woke up around 3:00 and couldn't get back to sleep. In a fit of productivity, I finally got through my online traffic school. I'd be feeling better about that, except for the section on the point system.
I'm basically screwed. The maximum number of points for three years is 8. According to CSAA, I have 7 right now, and I'm sure that doesn't include the last two traffic citations. There's a remote possibility that one of the points is the overdue traffic school one whose exam I'm about to finish off this evening, but I don't think so.
There's a remote possibility that I can fight the last ticket, but it's my word against theirs, so I don't think so.
The older three citations are about 3 years ago, but I believe they all happened in the February-April timeframe, so, two of them might fall off before the next two points get put on, but, well... I don't think so.
I'll be going in tomorrow to get my record. I half expect not to leave the building with a license.
So I think that, at least until April or so, my transportation is going to depend on the public system, friends, and the kindness of strangers.
Which I suppose solves the whole insurance problem.
Today, apart from fruitlessly trying to sleep, I've been running around getting stuff done for the car, for all I know because of some bizarre thought that if I do enough maintenance I can fix the license problem...
But hey. I may not be able to drive it, and may not be able to afford to insure it, but it has new wiper refills, two new tires, a fresh infusion of oil, and all liquids topped off. Yay.