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What a long night it’s been! I think I’ll do an illustrated version of it…

I started the night celebrating the changing of jobs with some All You Can Eat wings at Quaker Steak & Lube with my wife.

When we got done, we found that the car battery had died. It was so bad that the locks wouldn’t even work.

I had known that the battery was dying for a while now, but just hadn’t replaced it yet. Fortunately, there was a Wal-Mart next door and we walked over to get a new battery.

I came back and installed the new battery in the freezing cold, got the car to start and drove back over to pick my wife up at the warm Wal-Mart. When I came back out and tried to start the car again, the power worked but the car just clicked.

So we called up our good friend Pastor Paul and had him come and take my wife home while I waited for a tow truck.


The tow truck came and we took my car to the local Toyota dealer while my wife got nice and warm at home.

Tow Truck

However, once we got to the dealer, I found out that he couldn’t give me a ride 2 miles up the road to at least near our apartment around midnight with below freezing temperatures.

So Greg got to walk home.

Forty minutes and 2.1 miles later, I finally made it home to my relieved wife.

Home Frog

However, now I have to go in to the Toyota first thing in the morning to take care of my car, and I have no way of making it to my first day of work at my new job by 8:30am!


Which has left me in a sticky situation…

So it looks like I’ll just have to go into my first day late, and I’ve already sent an e-mail to my new boss to let him know what’s going on.

Oye! What a night!

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