What’s Next?

That was the question I was hoping to push off until 2015, but the Jackmobile has failed again. On my drive in this morning the TCS and Check Engine lights came on again ($550 wasted), this time joined by a flashing D, all of which point to the transmission (a-gain). I threw caution to the wind and drove all the way to the office with these warnings. I assume that I will be doing the same to a couple of car dealerships later this week. Where I am going to find the time to do this I am uncertain.

And I thought that yesterday was an expensive day…

Merry Christmas, Paulie!

Today, in addition to my enormous workload and the fact that we have our Holiday party tonight at Dave & Busters in Gwinnett, I will be spending some time on the internet researching cars again.

For last night’s final German class for this session we agreed to have a little party in addition to doing our work. While I was picking up the snacks at Trader Joe’s I considered also bringing some beer or wine, but since we had two people commit to that last week I thought it would be overkill.

The the instructor admitted to forgetting to buy his six-pack.
And then the other student who committed to brining alcohol didn’t show.

What’s a German celebration without alcohol? Scheisse!

Humorously a couple of other students were thinking of bringing alcohol but also didn’t for the same reason I had.

Next session I will commit to bringing the beer.

Paulie [eatl/ga]

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8 Responses to What’s Next?

  1. steve says:

    Sorry to hear about the Jackmobile. He’s been a good ride, but it’s time to move on. Wrap up Games meeting last night. Made a it the money and sent it to our charities. Always good.

    Sitting at the opthimologist then on to the GP for a little “turn your head and cough”. No coffee, no breakfast, no nuttin.

    Georges tonight… if I remember how to run.


  2. Barb says:

    Bummer about the Jackmobile. Allan was trying to tell me why you think the acceleration was different on the Subaru. It has a different type of engine, and, I’m so NOT mechanical, I can’t remember why he said it would seem different.
    But, trust me, you can get up to speed pretty quick.

    Well – it was a good morning at Dekalb traffic court for Allan. The trooper was there, asked Allan why he didn’t tell him he was a firefighter (Allan is in uniform, has to work today). He should have given him his fire dept ID with his drivers license. So, trooper went & got it taken care of, it is now just a warning, no ticket.
    Allan went & got 2 new sports coats yesterday (by 1, get 1 free), that money that isn’t going to the fine will apply to that. We realized that the black jacket he has needs to be thrown out, and he only has the tux & seersucker besides that. Need to dress appropraitely for the Hyox party Saturday.

    Christmas cards are 2/3 done – I need less friends, hand addressing 100 cards last night hurt. I’ll finish the rest tonight (I hope).

  3. Not realizing that today was going to be the day the Jackmobile let me down for the last time I let myself relax last night and only filled out the card for my mother’s water heater. Tonight, time permitting, I will:
    1. Fill out all of my Christmas cards
    2. Complete the Sharpened Stone dissolution paperwork

    I hope I can force myself to get both done so I can go to the post office tomorrow and mail them (the latter will be certified mail).

    Perhaps I’ll give the Crosstrek another test drive. Currently the “new” car options are — Mazda, Subaru, Hyundai — in no particular order.

  4. bob says:

    I’ll expand on Allan’s thought, the Subaru is probably plenty fast but the power delivery is just different than Jack. You have been driving Jack for a lot of years and are used to the way it accelerates. Most cars are fast enough once you learn how it delivers power, I can get Laura’s Honda Fit rolling pretty quick with the right gas/clutch/gear work.

    Another cross season is in the books, the last weekend was BRUTAL! I have never worked that hard to go 4 MPH, it was like riding through peanut butter. Now it is time to ramp up training for Snake Creek.

  5. Martha says:

    Good point about the acceleration Bob, the difference between my first and second Escape was significant. Didn’t like the new one at first, but once I got use to it, she flies! Paulie, cut your losses, it’s time to move on.

    Work is soul sucking right now, so much for things slowing down over the holidays. Upper management wants to tick a bunch of tasks off their list and it is falling on me. There will need to be a change in 2015, or you’ll be hearing about me on the local news 🙂

    I don’t think Christmas cards are going to happen this year, if they do, they will be late. However, since we are going to be intown for Christmas, I was thinking of having an open house/drop in either Christmas Eve or Day…still thinking. Plus I have 12/16 off since the Pres declared it a Federal Holiday this year.

  6. Steve says:

    New Federal Holiday?? We will likely be stopping at my sisters to do Christmas on the 24th, so could swing by then.

    No news from the doctor(s). My eyes are actually getting better, so a new script is coming quickly. I miss my old GP- a real codger. He was much more personable than his replacement- all business.

  7. Barb says:

    12/24, I have to work a half day, though I may take the half day off, no one else has…… We will most likely spend the evening with Allan’s parents, he is working the 25th. So, that means I can do whatever I want on the 25th. Yippie!

  8. Martha says:

    that should read 12/26…the day after Christmas. Not a new holiday, just a holiday for this year.

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