I Blame the Dutch (mpoetess) wrote,
I Blame the Dutch

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State of the Me

I am not in NYC, and I did not get to see Vincent Kartheiser in the altogether. His altogether, that is, not mine. I suppose I could take off all my clothes and watch Home, but it just wouldn't be the same. Swmbo and Fod wouldn't be there, for one.

So did you know when things make knocky noises under your car hood but you don't smell antifreeze, there's a good chance you've blown your alternator, and upon the next starting of the car it will completely lock up, snapping a belt assembly (which you will mistake for a fanbelt until you attempt to steer it and realize the power steering is a distant memory), smelling bad, and stranding you atop the parking garage, on the fifth floor?

Did you know that tow trucks can't get up to the 5th floor of the parking garage?

Did you know that when your alternator goes out, you can still run the car until the battery drains, it just won't re-charge because like {twirls hair} that's what the alternator does OMG? I did, actually. From experience. I would feel vaguely smart if I had in fact realized the alternator was out while I was driving my car down four flights with no power steering, instead of just doing so on faith that hey, car runs, let's get it to the street while we can.

So 260$ later, we have a rebuilt alternator, a new belt assembly, and the fuse that kingbeeo blew over a year ago while trying to pump up our tire with an air-compressor, is finally fixed. So we have a radio. And a horn. And a little bing bing bing sound when you leave the headlights on. Huh. Nifty. *cuts wires to horn so maeyan can't use it in lieu of Death Ray on fellow drivers*

maeyan go to viveydoll's to babysit chilluns overnight and get fitted for her costume for ACEN. I stay home w/cats, and no nekkid people. OTOH, I download Doctor Who! OTTH1, dialup, so it'll be complete...uh.... Wednesday?

Mmmm, bed.

1On The Third Hand.
Tags: car, state of the me
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