Tuesday, December 19, 2006

An Incredible FHE

Last night when I returned home from work, our 3-year old had some exciting news for me.

"Daddy! Daddy! Tonight is family home evening, and we're gonna watch... ummm... Mr. Incredible's Christmas!!"

We did watch Mr. Krueger's Christmas. And it was an incredible FHE.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Update: The car may be dead

It's still running fine, but some dashboard lights indicate that there's a problem somewhere in the bowels of the machine. My mechanic spent a couple of hours on it, and admited that he has no idea what's the matter. His exact words: "I don't know everything."

I told him that I understand, that he is but a mere mortal.

So, the car is weak and thready. Stay tuned.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"The car lives."

The phone call I'd been waiting for all day finally came. I answered the phone, and it was my mechanic.

"The car lives," he said.

Earlier in the day, he had explained the mechanical problem that had occurred. He explained the damage that can be caused by this type of ... uhh.. thermal dynamic failure. They were, in order, (A) not so bad, (B) pretty bad, (C) so bad he wouldn't even discuss it.

In the end, it was (A), not so bad. $350, including an oil change.

Yes, the car lives.