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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Pop-pop-BANG

pop, pop, *BANG*

And with that, my 82 Toyota Corolla came to a sputtering halt. It's been having trouble ever since I got back into Brisbane Friday night. Over the weekend I bought some special tape to cover a fairly decent-sized hole in the exhaust pipe. The heat "welds" it to the pipe. All well and good, except that I've had trouble starting the car since putting it on, and before yesterday's demise, it seemed to be running worse than when the tape wasn't on there. So losing a car isn't the best situation to be in, but it's not all bad.

Things to be thankful for?
  • Somehow it made the 12 hour drive from Sydney to Brisbane last Friday with a hole the size of a 50-cent piece in the exhaust pipe.
  • I had just left a second interview that I can tentatively say I have a part-time job because for, hopefully because it will be needed to pay for the car.
  • It happened at the entrance to Sir Fred Schonell Drive, so I was able to roll it into the Caltex servo on one side of the road and leave it there, then come back last night and simply push it across the road to the Shell garage to get it looked at sometime this week.
  • And I don't desperately need a car, so I'm not freaking out about it.
Now I need to go do my tax.

the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 7/28/2004 12:05:00 pm || || Return to Top