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Brief Update

As I already told one of my LJ friends, I've gone into super-production mode on both the books I'm doing and beginning to work 12 hour days again. It will be like this for awhile so don't worry too much if I don't update all that often. I still read my friends list journals and will comment when I can.

Yesterday aon the way in to work, I blew tow tires and when I say blew, I don't mean they went flat. They actually blew up. The first one (the driver's side rear) caused the rim to get imbedded in the pavement and forced part of my exhaust system to be dragged off as well. To my surprise, i found my spare was very low on air so my plan was to put that little donut thing on and drive to the nearest service station and fill the spare and put it on. Well the donut had been in the trunk for the 14 years the car has been in existence and apparently had dry rotted. It made it 1.5 miles further down the road before exploding as well. More exhaust system went with it. I picked up all the parts and put them in my truck. Sounds like a job for duct tape and bailing wire. Jake was with me and every time a tire blew, he gave me this "What the fuck did you just do?" look.

So now I was down to the low-on-air spare. I put it on and it immediately sunk to the pavement. I knew I was within 2 miles of a service station so I locked the car. Left the windows and the sunroof cracked for Jake and headed off down the side of the road in my Khaki pants, Black button down tab collar shirt and wing-tip dress shoes. Not what I would really want to go hiking in but I had no choice. The plan at this point was to get to the service station, get a can of fix-a-flat and walk back to the car and use the stuff in the tire until I could get to the station and air it up properly. It took me like 20 minutes to walk there to find they had no fix-a-flat. So I called work to tell them I'd be late and called Deb to tell her there was nothing she could do except bring me a can of fix-a-flat and by that time I could find another solution on my own. I was about 25 miles from home at that point. So I grabbed a Gator-Ade and walked back to the car. Now the only thing left to do was start the car and drive extremely slow so as not to cut the tire, back to the station and air it up. I clocked my distance and found I'd walked about 4 miles altogether. I must be in better shape than I thought.

Jake was glad to see back and licked me in the ear to prove it. Nothing like dog licks in you ear. I made it without blowing another tire and aired it up and took Jake to the house before getting to work two and a half hours late. At lunch I took the rim with the blown tire over to the tire store and got a new one. I had to work until almost 8 last night to make up the time.

So far today has been rainy but a good day. Looks like it may clear off by nightfall so I plan to do my Solstice meditation tonight and maybe get in a little astral projection as well. We'll just have to see. If anyone needs any energy let me know and I'll include you in the directed part of my ritual tonight.

Peace,

Wander

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invisibella
Jun. 21st, 2001 12:23 pm (UTC)
Lots of work for you, too, huh? Must be something in the air for Pisces. Remember to take care of you...all these long hours are yucky.

If you read this before you leave work...I really could use some energy...hope you can fit me in...thanks.
wander
Jun. 21st, 2001 12:45 pm (UTC)
Re:
You back in the states or still in Holland? I'll need to know where to send the energy!

Wander
invisibella
Jun. 21st, 2001 01:06 pm (UTC)
I'm still in Holland.....Thanks again.
wander
Jun. 21st, 2001 01:20 pm (UTC)
Re:
Not a problem. Energy coming your way tonight!

Peace,

Wander

invisibella
Jun. 22nd, 2001 01:07 am (UTC)
Did the energy include some wild dreams? I posted about one, but just remembered another...won't post the second one, though ;-)))

Thank you!
wander
Jun. 22nd, 2001 08:14 am (UTC)
Re:
Ooh, well if you won't post just email me privately. I have an idea why that may have happened. I'll post about it in awhile.

hehheheheh


Wander

invisibella
Jun. 22nd, 2001 01:42 pm (UTC)
I'll mail you over the weekend the details. It was a very vibrant dream...and you didn't post today, so I'm dying to know how you did that and when it can happen again.....;-)))))
wander
Jun. 22nd, 2001 02:04 pm (UTC)
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Yeah I've been really busy with work today and have not gotten to the post yet. I'll try before I leave work though.

Wander

ryl
Jun. 21st, 2001 05:41 pm (UTC)
*sends luck for your car*
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