April 30th, 2008

Kreegah Bundalo

Ow and Double Ow

Ow: I got a call late yesterday afternoon from the GM dealership informing me that it's more than a burnt-out switch keeping the fan from running in anything other than off or high, but is several different pieces, including one that GM doesn't stock anymore and will have to be located elsewhere: new estimated cost of repairs between $400 and $500. Fingers crossed that they get it repaired by tomorrow because I'm supposed to drive to Oregon on Friday.

Double Ow: I woke up this morning with a stiff back -- so stiff that I could barely walk. I hobbled around the apartment and used the back-massaging machine we have, and got a little bit better. Still, I feel quite disabled today. If they call me from the dealership telling me the van is ready for pickup, I might have to take the bus instead of walking, even though ordinarily walking 2 km is trivial.
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Pensive Kevin

Could Have Been Worse

Shortly after 4 PM I got a call from the dealership telling me that they'd fixed the fan switch on my van. My back had recovered sufficiently that I could make the walk down there. I surely needed the exercise. The total damage was slightly less than estimated -- $439 including tax. So the fan is now working properly. Tomorrow I need to get the oil changed and maybe get the tires rotated. And I still have to do my day job -- I have a conference call with the client at 8 AM Thursday morning, and I have some modeling to run before I send them results tonight.
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