Okay, here goes.
For those of you who managed to miss my ravings about my car being under the weather *again*, here's the backstory.
Monday morning, about 800am, wouldn't start. AAA came out to give it a jump. Didn't need it. Battery and starter are fine.
Have it towed to Bancroft Motors. Thing is, they moved further away, so it cost me $15 to have Sally towed in.
(BTW, Sally is short for Salamander, since she's red, and red's the color of fire.)
Get the shuttle to C's school so I can grab her car.
Drive into work two hours behind. Didn't take a lunch break, just noshed on a bagel I picked up from Panera on the way in.
Tried calling Bancroft's service department around 1530 to see what the status on my car was. Kept getting bumped into a "wrong number" situation, and the connection cuts out. Tried it on three different phones. Kept happening. Went to their website to confirm the number, and wrote them a rather harsh email concerning what was going on. Needless to say, they got my car in rather quickly after that. Turns out the engine was flooded (strange that, since I only pumped the gas once or twice during my attempts at having her kick over), and it's in need of a tune-up. Fine, I said, and I'll also have the free oil change that was offered on my answering machine by the head of the service department. Oh, and fix the brake light and plate lights that are out too.
All in all, it should be about three C-notes with parts and labor.
Thing is, I can't pick it up tonight. I get out of work at 1730, I'll be getting to C's school around 1800, and she has a Spanish class at 1830. So I'll get her tomorrow night.

It could have been a lot worse, I realise that immensely. I'm just bloody lucky it wasn't like last summer when the total cost was somewhere in the neighborhood of $2500.
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( Feb. 15th, 2005 10:01 am)
So starting on Saturday and going until the following Saturday, my mom-in-law will be up for a visit. She usually comes up at that time of the year, since C has the week off due to the winter break. This will be a good thing, as C could use the break and the time with her mom.
Me, it'll give me more of a chance to show off my cooking skills. Gotta hit the Food Network website and look for a few recipes.
Also need to get a new air bed for her. The other ones we have developed leaks that won't take a patch.
Valentine's Day went well, though. Over the weekend, I had picked up four cards - two from me, one from Marcus, and one from Julius. I also got her flowers, a box of Russell Stover's, and a gift card from AC Moore. She got me a box of Ghiradelli squares and the Mail Call book, written by the Gunny himself. I didn't even know there was such a book. Afterwards, I made us some of the best Sloppy Joes I've ever made (cumin, chili powder, garlic powder and Worcestershire give it better flavor than using just the Worcestershire and cayenne. Less heat, more flavor.) with scalloped potatoes. Not a bad dinner, really, but I'll make something nice on Wednesday when we both have time. Something with chicken.

On the gaming front, I'm working on a few ideas. One's for a Stargate SG1 campaign, slightly revising my earlier ideas based on this past season, and the other is working on the setting for a D&D 3.5e world, using all the books I've accumulated. Then again, I'm toying with the idea of running events at Total Confusion 2006, so I've got to come up with at least three event ideas.

Nothing more to report.
Carry on.
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( Feb. 15th, 2005 01:35 pm)
I do have to say one thing. Coke Classic with Lime is pretty damned tasty. This is good since I do not drink any diet sodas whatosever.
Now I just need to find it in mass quantities, i.e., 12-packs, 2-liter bottles, and the like.
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( Feb. 15th, 2005 04:08 pm)
I don't think this prescription Naproxen has made me feel woozy before, but I'm feeling it now. Holy cow.


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