Sunday, March 21st, 2004
10:02 am - And Then You Die...  
Yesterday started out promisingly enough. I managed to find the proper valve for the heating system at Damon's in Wakefield. (They have a plumbing annex, who knew?) Installed it, and no more leak.

Then I drove up to Smithfield to meet Rick and Chris for dinner before we went to see Dale perform in a local production of West Side Story. Dinner was good. Then I did something really stupid. We decided to go to the theatre in their car, but I wanted to bring a CD, so I went to my truck, turned on the ignition so I could eject the CD from the player, grabbed the case, and locked the truck up. You may have noticed that I didn't mention taking the keys out of the ignition. Frell. I used to carry a spare key in my wallet when I drove my Subaru, but the extra key they gave me for the truck has one of those fat plastic grips that doesn't fit all that well in a wallet. I was stuck. Have I mentioned it was raining? It had been gorgeous all day, but it was raining when we left the restaurant. Double frell. The best part? If it's dark out, and you turn on the ignition, Chevy trucks turn on the lights automatically. This is considered a feature. Triple frell. I sent Rick and Chris off to the play while I called AAA. It took them an hour to show up. The battery was dead by then, so the guy had to jump it, as well. By that time I was wet and cold and pissed with myself for being such an idiot, so I just went home, and went to bed.

Today is better. I've made blueberry muffins (Duncan Hines Bakery Style, with real blueberries), and I have coffee.
 
 
Current Mood: crummy
Current Music: (in my head) "Life Sucks and Then You Die" -- The Fools
 
 
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Perkinsla_perkins on March 21st, 2004 - 09:26 am
Ah darn, DX, I am sorry it was a lousy night. You seem to have bad Car-ma (sorry, couldn't resist) wirh these folks,

Yay for muffins and coffee though.
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DXMachinadxmachina on March 21st, 2004 - 09:58 am
Sounds like your carma wasn't much better. :)
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noradeirdre: Amy Wynnnoradeirdre on March 21st, 2004 - 07:17 pm
Ah, Mr. Machina, that does suck, indeed. I did the very same thing - down to the reason of popping the keys in just for a sec - at a brunch party I had in Brighton a couple birthdays ago. It was parked in front of my house, and my house keys were in there too... gah, there is nothing that makes one madder at oneself then leaving the keys in the car. My headlights weren't on at the time, but I did leave the dome light on... :)

Just wanted to share, so you know you're not the only one... I'm glad today was better though!
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