Jul 182006

Yesterday I tossed my kid into the car and set out to run some errands.

We were almost to his orthodontist when the van began to overheat. I don’t mean it was getting a little bit warm, I mean the temperature gage was all the way into the red and the little red “OMG SO HOT” light was on. I turned the heater on full blast to help cool the engine for the rest of the way; after the orthodontist we abandoned our other errands and limped home. Later my dad and I babied the van up to the local mechanic’s and left her there to be looked at in the morning.

Seems my water pump is broken. Oh, joy.

I told my friends in IRC chat, “You know what it is. It’s paid for, that’s what it is.”

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