I guess when it rains, it pours…..
My poor van has gone through sheer heck this year. First some yahoos break in, try and steal the stereo, and end up destroying much of my center console trying to get it out – they only get the faceplate, but the damage is done. Then, the front mounts on my driver’s seat bust, so now it only has the back ones to rely on – and now there is some weird smoke coming from somewhere in the engine bay, and the engine itself is making some weird sounds. I’m thinking it’s doing its swan song………fan-frickin-tastic…….
I do wish it had come at a better time though. I just had the window motors replaced and did the renewal for the plates, so that may be money down the ol drain, and then I’ll be down to one vehicle again. The whole purpose of a second one was to BE a second one – not to replace the primary one. Dang………just great. I hope it ends up being something minor. It’ll be easier to just replace a seat and repair a small piece of motor than to have to replace the whole vehicle – not to mention may be cheaper.
It seems every time I plan some sort of vacation, or try and acquire something nice, something gets in the way that detours the plan, or at least makes a darn concerted effort to do so.
In better news….I am dabbling into other departments at my job, so I might try a different direction to see how that goes – or just may stay where I am. I’m not sure yet, so I’m investigating further. Too bad it’s not the sort of place where they could use someone of story-writing capability, because I’m sure i could do that with no problem – aside from the occasional writer’s block about the size of a large block of granite, that is. I do have vacation coming up in about a week and a half, so at least I have some time left to decide what I want to do, although the trip is looking more and more like it’s not going to happen (again). I may end up settling just to get a nice graphics tablet for my ‘puter and then doing some digitized artwork for my website. I have had some people say they’d like me to do web work, but nothing beyond nibbles at this point.
I got a copy of Jeff Dunham’s “Arguing with myself” on DVD, so I’ll be able to enjoy that a lot as soon as the dungeon reorganization is finished. I’m working on doing some shelving for my fab feetwear collection, as well as my robot army, so I hope to have that all set up and ready to display soon enough – not that I’m planning any guided tours, mind you, but it will be nice to be able to get to everything easier than I was before. Perhaps I should get another shelf unit like the two I have, and put more shelves into them…..hmmm….might be a plan there.
If you haven’t seen the Doctor Who episode “Christmas Invasion”, you really should. It’s really cool, was done very well, and has a bit of Torchwood in it (another new series on BBC America). It’s getting me interested in the Torchwood series as well – great….more shows I never have time to catch up on. If I could fit a few more hours into each day, I might be better off, but since I can’t affect the laws of time and space, I may be fresh out of luck there.
Not much else going on at the moment, but wait……that might change soon too. Just look around that corner and take a gander…..you’ll see.