Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Heck Of A Night

Hey folks,

I've had a roller-coaster doozy of a night. As I got onto the interstate yesterday evening to head in to work, I noticed that my engine was racing, but I wasn't getting over 35 mph. For some reason, my car doesn't want to shift out of first gear. The interstate isn't a good place to find this out.

So I've spent a chunk of my evening trying to arrange to tow my car from work (where I did eventually arrive), where to tow it to, and how much I might be willing to pay in repair work before I just write the old girl off. (I still don't have a good answer for that last one.) To say that my head wasn't properly in the game for writing is putting it lightly.

But I did write. I didn't get started until late, and it wasn't as much as I'd like but I should have plenty of time to make up for that tomorrow. I've already called off, since I won't have a way to pick my car up until Thursday at least. Barely into February, and I'll have used 24 hours of my 40 hours of vacation time.

I do want to point out Stef over at 52 Weeks of Wordage - she gave me an award which I'm planning to properly highlight and answer tomorrow. It hasn't gone unnoticed. :)

Here's tonight's word count:

Tonight's Word Count: 614

Total Word Count: 25,395


  1. Congratulations on the award! And crappy of a car situation!!! I hate it when that happens!!

  2. It's frustrating, but now that the car's finally been towed to a transmission shop, I feel a bit better. Things are actually being dealt with. If it's time for a new vehicle, the stress will doubtless return, but for now, I'm okay.