Two cold nights.
Two huge campfires.
Two pairs of melted shoes (not both mine…).
Two hard trails.
Too much beer.
Too much food.
A wonderful end to the weekend with a take home dinner from SoBa.
And a new problem with the M6…

In addition to the (anticipated) alarming from the TPMS again, the “Ignition Immobilization” light came on some time during the weekend. The owners manual says this light comes on when the car no longer recognizes the key and goes off when the car is started and stopped using the proper key. What? Thankfully my fear that I wouldn’t be able to drive home did not come to fruition, though I do need to find out what the hell is going on with this. Who knows, perhaps the car I bought to drive for five years might not even make it to its fourth anniversary.

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22 Responses to 2018-11-12

  1. Barb says:

    I bet it was cold out there.
    how was that campsite compared to FDR?

    that’s a weird issue with the car – I swear there is just way too much technology in cars – I have some lights come on that I can’t figure out (about the anit-lock brakes, but I hadn’t hit the brakes hard or anything), but then, they go off again. Car drives fine – hasn’t done it again.

    • I liked that it was closer (for me) and that it had a shelter as opposed to the little bear pantry at FDR. However the campsite was long and narrow and and didn’t have great places for tents, nor did it have a water spigot.

      • Barb says:

        no water spigot – that’s kind of a pain.
        will they go back there next year or try another new place?

      • We all brought water so that wasn’t too bad. I think we will be going back there, but I’m not involved with the decision making, so who knows. Kat and John reserved a camper spot, and then drove back and forth to the pioneer campground. John rode the mountain bike trails yesterday too.

      • Oh yeah, for almost the entire weekend no one had cell coverage!

  2. ITP Lurker says:

    If your car has keyless entry then replace the battery in the key fob.

    I slept through the night for the first time in longer than I can remember, and 9 hours on top of that. Exhaustion has its privileges.

  3. Barb says:

    oh yeah – went to Spondivits Friday night – place isn’t cheap, but seafood never is.
    That place is great – it has been at least 15 years since I’ve been there.
    it was fun hanging out with EM & Head Nurse, Steve (aka FP) and Sani & Bunny. Of course MC was there too. We got a table in a little room off to the side, actually had the whole room to ourselves for a while. that was excellent.
    TJ & Mary’s flight was right on time, they got thru customs in a little less than an hour.

  4. Steve says:

    Fun times Friday night at the hash happy hour. I think head nurse was completely smashed by the time I arrived and continue drinking.

    Saturday morning at opening hon I was disappointed not to have to drive a tractor but instead just enjoyed the morning and the revelry. A huge turn out of folks on the wagon’s as well as a good hunt field. Debbie, as her role of the fox, did a good job of laying out the trail or the hounds to find.

    Saturday night I spent with friends Near Rd., Atlanta so I had a short drive to the bike race Sunday morning. A decent crowd with a first year of aunt. All in all a really good weekend that continues today. Although my plan was to ride my motorcycle I will just have an opportunity to work on it instead as the monsoon has begun.


    • Barb says:

      We spent the day up there at Road Atlanta Saturday – the vintage car racing was interesting, so many different cars that go so many different speeds on the track at the same time. Dana’s little Mini ended up being the only Mini racing, there was supposed to be 4, but these older cars can have issues I learned. I know NOTHING about racing, so it was fun to hang out & see what its all about.
      Her next race is some crazy thing December 8th – 24 Hours of Lemons – an endurance race for cars that cost $500 or less. she won’t be racing her mini – some Honda Civic, its a 4 person team of drivers. I don’t think we can go, but it does look interesting.

  5. Well, second fob didn’t work at all. I’ll try replacing battery in each and giving it another go soo.

    • ITP Lurker says:

      When my fob batteries die I can hold my key up to the ignition button to get the car to recognize it. Apparently there’s a back-up magnet or something in the fob. I also get a clear message on my dashboard when my fob battery is low. But I have a different brand of car.

      Your car’s messaging is clearly cryptic, but I’d bet it’s the fob battery. As I tell clients when they say “my Excel tool that you created for me is suddenly broken”, invariably the problem is something has changed about their data. Programming code doesn’t change on its own.

  6. And another thought weekend of sports for me though at least the Gators managed to win.

  7. Wait a minute, Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK?!?! Holy shit…

    • ITP Lurker says:

      I’m resigned to a given year being over once October 1 rolls around, because the last 3 months of the year vanish like air out of a balloon. Whoosh.

      But yes, Thanksgiving is a week early this year, so there is that. Five Thursdays in November this time around.

    • Barb says:

      And – my parents will be here.
      this is gonna be interesting.

    • Bonnie says:

      I did not realize that either!!!!!!! I thought it was the week after.

  8. Bonnie says:

    What Paulie said. I may have to start adding my nearly 19-year-old car into the carpool roaration 😎.

  9. Bonnie says:

    Rotation 🙄

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