Today started well enough. Woke up, felt great, and anticipated doing a little auto maintenance. Yesterday, when my beautiful 1985 Subaru (with 487,000 miles on it!) wouldn't start, I decided to pull the battery and alternator, and have them both tested at the local auto part store. Both failed their tests and had to be replaced. No problem.... It took about 15 minutes to pull both parts OFF the car, so it should only take a few minutes to replace both today, right? Wrong answer!!! 3 hours later, after replacing both battery and alternator and the cable connectors that attach to the battery, the damn thing still won't start!!! I've had it, I will never work on the car again, I'd rather pay the mechanic his 60 bucks an hour to do it for me... In fact he probably under charges me!!! The next time you take your car into the shop for your mechanic to break his or her back from leaning over the engine and busting his or her knuckles trying to get to that one stubborn bolt, be kind to him or her.... and be thankful it's not you. I have never wanted to break something so much!!! If there are any mechanics that happen to read this post, thank you for all you do to make peoples lives less stressful and hectic.
Well, today started off okay until I got to work. 2 hours into my shift, I got a childish phone call from an old co-worker that just HAD to scream in my ear about the republican victory taking over the white house, house and senate. Of course I hung up on her! You know, it's okay to celebrate with your political party, but it's NOT okay to rub it in with the hahaha!.. in your face schoolyard brat.. beligerant attitude. I just had to get that off my chest and also to say... Holley.... YOU SUCK!!!!
Dave and I have been watching the election results for the last 9 hours. I'm not surprised that the presidential race is so close. Will Ohio turn toward the Democrats or towards the Republicans? I have a feeling that it will be several days before they delcare Ohio one way or the other. After what happened in 2000, they don't seem to want to err in representing the people again. Well, I have a long day ahead of me tomorrow, so I'll blog more later.
Dave and I slept in today. We want to make sure and catch all the news on the presidential race throughout the night. It should be fun monitoring various news sources, including all news networks (except those right-leaners Fox!). I just hope Comedy Central does a web update on their coverage of the election, since we will be unable to view it! Well time to go vote...