Today started off kind of bad, went to the car and the check oil light was on, the temperature outside was around -15C, -30 with windchill so I just drove to my parents house to let them figure it out since it was still 6am and since the light in my hood doesn’t work I wouldn’t be able to see a fucking thing in there anyways. The window begins to fog up and my heat isn’t working because it is too cold so to get rid of the fog I open the window, this method works wonderfully, a little chilly but I seem to have hardened up quite a bit.
On my drive to Cambridge the Check Engine light comes on too now, oh joy. A few years ago I blew the engine in my dad’s car. I had the radio on pretty loud since at the time my car didn’t have a working radio and the oil pump stopped working at somepoint while on the highway so I was forcing it to work going 120 until I got off. The engine shut itself off as soon as it went to idle speeds. It didn’t shut itself off as a safety feature, it shut itself off because it was seized. If you are wondering why I was driving his car, it is because a few days before that I blew the transmission on my car at the time.
Anyways when I saw that check engine light come on I assumed that due to the cold that another part of my car decided to stop working, in this case the oil pump. It turns out that my car apparently burns oil at a very slow rate and it was empty. I had an oil change a few weeks previous. I had a similiar experience a few months ago but it didn’t seem to have come back so I just chalked it up to a fluke and an improper oil change. So now I drive a hybrid car, a gas/oil powered car. How sexy. After all this when I got dropped off at home I went to drive it to Waterloo the check coolant light comes on and fight as I might I couldn’t get the damn cap off so I took it as a sign drove to my parents house and just gave up on going to Waterloo today. Fucking car. Could have been worse all things considered, especially since the car still runs despite running 30 kms this time with low/no oil and 100 km previously in the same manner.
It really sucks when it is freezing and dark out. I even have a flashlight now so I can check the damn oil every morning before I head out. Also I couldn’t find any clean t shirts and wore Katty’s and I broke the button off of my pants pretty damn early in the day, that really made me feel like a fat slob.
Work was interesting at least today, a little fast paced in the morning since I had to get a fair bit of information quickly since I didn’t know about it Friday morning when it was originally discussed.
Kitty missed me, he was so excited when he saw me, he was looking through the blinds meowing and than purred when I picked him up. I haven’t slept here for a bit so he has missed me. I am sure my parents will be happy that he will stop trying to get into their room in the morning.
I have been shopping around for a GPS lately, I have really just started. Damn those things can get pricey, there are some that are relatively cheap that basically just have the coordinates that you are at and an arrow pointing you towards the destination that you chose. I had more in mind the type that would actually show a map with trails or the river if available and contour lines to figure out where I was going and to show a route better. Still they do cost more, I better get my ass out there more.
I got my first assignment back yesterday, my group got 18/18 yay. From looking quickly at the solutions posted I can see why, we put in steps and schedules and everything. The toughness is starting to pick up with trying to value mixed instruments like bonds that come with stocks or detachable warrants and such. I really should be doing my homework, unfortunately my books today are at Katty’s since I expected to get my self back to Waterloo. It took a bit longer than normal for me to get to Waterloo yesterday so I didn’t get to see Kathy before class, I did get to see her after her class during a break in my class. I think I only have 9 more classes to go, it feels so short. If I was taking taxation the midterm would have been for next week. Kathy has been taking my iBook to class lately since her macbook has been making a whining sound, so far the tech hasn’t been able to replicate the sound but will be exchanging the screen anyways since he noticed the middle of the screens back light isn’t as bright as it should be. We both have noticed this before but I thought it was just the lighting in her room and my eyes but he had the option of putting it side by side. Kathy did get to talk with the person actually doing the repair and gave him more information to help replicate the sound. Even though this laptop went back within it’s first year I think Kathy is much happier with the warranty service she has experienced so far. She didn’t have to do 2 hours of random installing uninstalling software and hardware for two hours like the Dell techs made her do and got to speak with a person almost from the get go on the phone. I’m not sure how long her call lasted but mine for a different issue was 5-10 minutes. Also she gets to drop it off locally where she can actually have contact with the people doing the repair and take responsibility for it, not just some faceless slob.
Still it did need to get a repair. Oh well at least it wasn’t dead, she was living with it for a month before she finally took it in.