"How is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain. Remember when I took that home winemaking course, and I forgot how to drive?"
-- Homer Simpson

You’d think I’d learn…

Well, I’m still in Peterborough, even though I was supposed to have left yesterday. My car has decided that the problems from earlier this month were not nearly punishment enough for whatever transgressions I’ve apparently committed.

On Christmas Eve afternoon, Kamelot and I were on our way to Crappy Pneu when we were assaulted by smelly steam pouring out of the air vents. After pulling over and emitting a Terminator-esque “Get out”, I quickly determined that the car was not about to explode like a Pinto backing into a parking spot. So we gingerly continued on our way, to see what the mechanics at CT would say. Unfortunately, they were booked up for the rest of the afternoon, so they weren’t able to even look at the car until yesterday.

Yesterday came along, and I was told that there was coolant leaking into my heater core, and that this had to be dealt with at the dealer. And of course, the dealer was closed yesterday, due to that stupid Christmas thing. This morning I got up bright and early to drop off my car at the dealer, only to be told that they ‘might’ be able to get to it today.

So here I am, stuck in Peterborough. There was actually a whole list of things I had planned for this holiday week, and the vast majority of it involved me (and my car) being in Ottawa. Murphy’s Law strikes again… :-(

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