Now I just have to put the kitchen back together... sort through the bags and figure out what goes where. But hopefully we won't have to deal with any more repair work for a while.
And, on a side note, our bathroom towel rack came off this morning (again)... so I thought, "well, asking worked last time," and left the carpenter a note asking if he could look at the towel bar if he had a chance. I came home to find the rack repaired. Yay! Not having towels fall on the floor will be a nice plus, too.
In other news, yesterday morning I thought my left rear tire felt a little low. (I'm very sensitive about my car.) So I took it in to the tire center, and it turned out I was right... and they wound up having to replace the tire (fortunately I got the warranty), because they said it couldn't be repaired. Which is unusual for them (I highly recommend Sullivan, if you need tires). But the diagnosis turned out to be: Two nails in the sidewall. Owch! I'm really glad I took it in before it got worse, though I have no idea how that could have happened... but it feels so much more solid now. I like when my car is happy.
And the timestamp seems to be running 4 hours fast for some reason... weird. Maybe it'll correct itself later.
I'm a Chevrolet Corvette!
You're a classic - powerful, athletic, and competitive. You're all about winning the race and getting the job done. While you have a practical everyday side, you get wild when anyone pushes your pedal. You hate to lose, but you hardly ever do.
Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.
While I have your attention (?), if I have angered or offended you in the past year, I apologize, and hope you will forgive me. If you tell me what I did, I'll try not to do it again.
I think that's all for the moment. You may now return to your normally scheduled lives...
Yesterday I took the car in to our mechanic, who is very competent and trustworthy. They checked the battery, alternator, etc. and said they couldn't find anything wrong, and it was starting fine. So I took the car back, did some errands, etc. It was OK for a few hours, but later that night it died again. This time it was after midnight. Time for another call to AAA... again, fortunately the truck came quickly, and the jump-start worked.
This morning I took the car back to our rather puzzled mechanic. They went over the car in finer detail, and this time, found the problem: A loose battery cable. Yay! I'm glad it was something minor, and it's wonderful to have it fixed; wondering whether the car would die again at any moment was not a nice feeling. Hopefully it won't have any more problems for a while.
On the other hand, my ear is still bothering me. Fooey. I had really hoped it would have stopped by now. It's OK as long as I take Advil, but starts twinging again when it wears off. I guess I have to call the doctor. (sigh)
Tonight we did what started out as a simple errand, but it expanded to fill available time, as these things do. ( Read more... )
And, as you may have seen in sdavido's post, our car's electrical system died this afternoon. So we had to get it towed. Fortunately we have a good mechanic so we knew where to have it taken. But since it's Sunday nobody was actually there... we had it left in the best spot available, and I'll go by in the morning and arrange treatment. The AAA guy thinks it's the alternator. Could be worse. Of course, I'd prefer nothing be wrong at all - I like my car, I don't like to see it hurt - but at least it should be fixable.
That's about it for the moment, hopefully next time I'll have more pleasant news...