Hey! It’s a tri-year update! (Just to appease those P.C. folks, I posted 4 months ago and made 5 posts before that. My basis for saying tri-year, if you haven’t figured it out, is if I keep up the time gap of 4 months.)
Well, Christmas has passed. A new year approaches. What has happened since I posted last?
*Caitlin and I are still together (Not a “happened”, but certainly a noteworthy #1)
Novemburr (Thanks Happy Feet Commercials)
*Caitlin & fam. help me make a super resume (Meghan included, which was most helpful)
*Caitlin, Evin, Meghan, and I stayed in line waiting for a couple Wii’s
*The Wii is extremely fun and definitely worth a try for even the non-gamer.
*Start playing L.O.Zelda, Twilight Princess.
*Got a suite jacket and slacks for interviews
*I got a new coat, and it’s a color: green
*Car (1995 Geo Metro: green) making a loud ticky/knocking sound
*Borrow grandpa’s 70’s Chevy truck. ~7 miles/gal
*Interview with Canby School District, to no avail
*Over the course of 1.5 cold weeks in Caitlin’s mom’s driveway under the car after work. I checked the lifters and lower end. Metal shards in the oil pan, rod bearings were shot and the sound remains when I replace those. Upon reading and thinking, it’s a piton knock. Time for a new car or a new engine.
*Grandpa helped me get a car, and what a car it is. 1999 Plymouth Breeze.
*May end up fixing the Geo in time… yet to decide. I drove it clicking and knocking from Beaverton to Oregon City to sit for a while.
*Baby attack at Grandparents Christmas party. All but 3 cousins and I are un-married/engaged with kids. Does that encourage me to hurry up? Hell no.
*Stayed the night at mom’s house Christmas eve so that I’d wake up there for a family-ish Christmas
*Caitlin’s house that afternoon for a feast with her inner family plus an aunt Sue and uncle Steve
*Go back to work at Phone Support job that I still have…
I may post again before the year ends with thoughts, for now I need to brush my teeth and sleep. In other news, Caitlin is pressing me to update my space. I’ll probably do that soonish… meh.
- Geo Metro runs great! It’s a fun-gutless little car 😉
- Beat Prince of Persia and am on a second time through the story… ahh games
- Still working at NW IT Services! w00t! I’m not so mad at the job any more.
- Moved out of my sister/bro house in with an old friend from church.
- It’s HUGE! My stuff is around the walls, and the EMPTY space in the middle is the size of my old room
- It’s COLD! No heating because oil is expensive and we’re all cheap single guys. I’m getting a heater for my room today.
- There’s a pool table in the basement! w00t!
- I have a sliver in my wrist with no tweezers… annoying.
- More random stuff… love the room… it’s like an ice palace.
Umm… work time now. Laterz
Here’s a quick recap of my last weekish…
Thurs(15th):I do my work thing until about 2 or 3ish. Pick up Caitlin at her mall take her to do some shopping at Pioneer C.Sqr. We considered a movie… but ended up just going to my house to watch a couple. Go back out to my car and the battery is dead. … Eff. I took her home in my sisters car(The Sue-b).
Fri(16th): Screwed around with my car for a while. It either has a short in the battery or somewhere along the positive line. Either way… I was sick of the car. Later I talk to Luke about his Geo. We talk and end up going to the DMV and I come home with a yellow car slip saying that I own the car. I transfer my insurence and everything is lagit. Yippy skippy. I put air in the tires and have some fun driving it around. IT’S A MANUAL! W00T!
Sat(17th): I run around doing errands in the car. It’s gutless, but it takes ~$10 to fill the tank… a tank will get you 300+ miles! Anyway. Later in the day Caitlin and I go down to Salem to watch King Kong with good friend Erin. It was a good movie. Certainly not for everyone, but I enjoyed it. Well while in Salem I notice that the car is making an odd grinding noise. I figured I’d look into it once I get home. I’m driving back with Caitlin in the passenger seat and the 5th gear would pop out of gear after 20-30 seconds. Wierd. Not long after this I’m passing a truck and hear something that didn’t sound normal… quite worrysome actually… so I slow down behind the semi and pull into the rest area and the car grinds to a hault. It wont go any more. WTF! I have it for a day… then it dies!
Sun(18th): I get shit from my work for not going to help them… but I’m trying to figure out what to do with my car on a sunday. Alot of spinning my wheels. Ultimately I didn’t get anywhere. It’s amazing how much I rely on having a vehicle. Luckily it snows… so I’m sort of let off the hook.
Mon(19th): Meh, more car crap and work. I’m using Jessica’s car for work.
Tues(20th): More of monday
Wed(21st): More of monday… I find out for sure that it’s the transmission from a guy at a shop. I paid $35 do hear what I already guessed… and would have known if I had just dropped the tranny myself. Bah.
Thurs(22nd): I goto work. Goto pick up my car with my dad, who is back from Chicago temporarily. Drop the car off at my uncle mikes. My granpa helped me locate a new transmission. That will be picked up tomorrow.
Didn’t sleep tonight either… working on damn computer… new policy. If it’s fucked. I rebuild it. You don’t have your software? It’s not getting fixed then, is it?