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27 November 2006 @ 07:55 pm
Not quite home  
Thank you to dzayde and baisleac and their cats for letting me spend the night. I'd thank Luxie the dog, but the cats really run things.

Thank you to the kind stranger who helped me push my car the rest of the way through the offramp to the gas station I-5/Stockdale Hwy near Bakersfield.

Thank you to the tow truck driver who unlocked my car after I locked the keys inside and towed me to a place in Bakersfield where I could get my car fixed.

Thanks to Pep Boys for getting me back on the road, though gouging me a bit in the process. Oil apparently leaked into spark plugs and wires. Over $400 later...

Thanks to the Chinese masseuse at TA Travel Center in Santa Nella. Really.

Thanks to Pea Soup Anderson's, and the motel next door. My car is down to one headlight and no tail lights, and I didn't make it home by dark as planned, so I figured staying here tonight would be safest. I did try replacing fuses.

Now to get the latest episode of Torchwood...
Current Mood: tiredtired
Zyx W. Vut: Kevin Matchstick / zyxwvut on November 28th, 2006 07:42 am (UTC)
Such an odyssey
Doesn't sound like that much fun. At least you haven't put life and limb in danger...?


P.S.: Are you still on No Set Schedule (i.e., between gigs)?

ashi: bunny!ashi on November 28th, 2006 07:45 am (UTC)
Re: Such an odyssey
between gigs, yup.
ashi: arrrr!ashi on November 29th, 2006 05:05 am (UTC)
Re: Such an odyssey
And apparently taking transit to Berkeley tomorrow afternoon after dropping my car off to look into the light situation. Spending the night there too.
the Chickthechick on November 28th, 2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Glad you are safe.
"D" is for Dori: Cherry Lipsdzayde on November 28th, 2006 05:36 pm (UTC)
Good grief Todd!!! It is the Cursed Drive Home I say!

I think your car is out to get you....
Menollynolly on November 28th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
Eep! Naughty car!
TJcheeseboy on November 28th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
The silver car is still wherever you left it, if you'd like to use it again.
ashi: honda tohruashi on November 29th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
I drove the silver car less than a mile and had help from one of the Hondacraft guys parking it. They should have brought it back to the shop to fix it better--they said they were going to.

I plan to drop mine off tomorrow and train/subway to Berkeley and spend the night there.
Jilljill_mbs on November 28th, 2006 07:06 pm (UTC)
What an adventure! Hope you get back safely!!!!
Kat: AoiChiekat_chan on November 28th, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Man, sorry to hear about the car troubles.

Reminds me of when my family moved from Connecticut to Ohio. The movers took too long to load the truck, so we didn't get out of the house until almost 9pm. Then we had our car's alternator go out in the middle of nowhere in PA the next day, so my dad had to basically push the car for about 15 or 20 miles into Williamsport. So, finally, the next day we got to Ohio; a 7 hour trip stretching out over 3 days.
Dr3Am3ndergesellschaftoi on November 30th, 2006 04:19 am (UTC)
I wouldn't be able to understand how someone who can make it to a good share of all the worth-while con's, skip off to the current icon of hope (Venezuela), and still drive an unreliable vehicle could be in such a predicament.. unless I'd myself damned myself to such a predicament (in the past). Best of luck on future adventures. :)