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10 November 2008 @ 05:38 pm
Well, that day didn't go quite as planned. I had intended to go to an appointment, then spend the afternoon working on job stuffs. Instead I:

- Found my car not working. Bother.

- Spent the morning doing job stuffs. Got resume posted on a few more job boards, and am about ready to send a resume off to a potential position.

- Called my parents for help. This took longer than expected since they only have one land line, and the phone had unknowingly been knocked off the hook.

- Fixed the car. Not sure what was wrong, actually. Everything turned over just fine once my folks got here. *eyes car* You're still the bestest car in the world. But you lost a few points today, so please don't do it again.

- Cleaned out and replaced the furnace filters. Ew, that so needed doing. And now I know where they are and how to get to them, so this is most good.

- Bought gizmos for diagnosing further car problems, and possibly be able to fix them.

- Blew the leaves out of the front yard. The street sweeper will take them away tomorrow, and I have an idea on how to make part of the yard look nicer, and I needed to get all the leaves out of the way first.

And now, I've ordered a pizza. 'Cause man, it's been a bit of a day. (Two pizzas, actually, since I had a coupon.)

P.S. Rats, the earthquake seems to have shifted the gate post, so it doesn't open as smoothly any more. Meh.

(Yeah, I know. Most of you are probably saying "what earthquake?")
Current Mood: tiredtired
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Sandpanthersandpanther on November 11th, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
Heh. Given how bad those filters were, you would have had light grey cats, and would never be able to recognize them again. There was enough grunge that I had naturally made felt. :P

Thanks for the hug! ^___^ I had a melt down earlier in the day, then moved into "let's see how we can do something useful with the day even so." And hey! Now I feel like I can turn the furnace on without dreading dust mites of Christmas past showing up to tell me about little Timmy. Now *that* would seriously spell bad day!
Cirdancirdan_havens on November 11th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
Mmmm. Pizza... Yup, you're right. What earthquake? But I assume I was too far north at the time. Car problems: definitely the worst of all problems. Rest of the work-related stuff: ganbatte!
Sandpanthersandpanther on November 11th, 2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
3.1 on the Hayward fault, 11 miles east of Milpitas. Was a weird one. I heard the house creak (which it's prone to do, it being a good decade plus older than me) and thought "huh. Earthquake." Then I felt it. Somewhat odd, since, well, the house creaks a lot normally anyway in this season. Then again, earthquakes at night I usually wake up before the shaking starts. Must be unconsciously picking up the whatever waves that happen before the more ground shaking ones.
Cirdancirdan_havens on November 11th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
Ah, Hayward. Last one was like that too, felt it a little, then really felt the rolling ground. *waves off* Don't know why pple outside CA are so scared. :p
fresnefresne on November 11th, 2008 07:28 am (UTC)
And in other comments... seriously, an earthquake?

So, was the car just not starting?
Sandpanthersandpanther on November 11th, 2008 03:51 pm (UTC)
Yup. 3.1 on the Hayward. Hence why I wouldn't be surprised if no one felt it.

Yeah, don't know what the car's problem was. My folks came over, Dad poked at the battery with a volt meter, and it just turned over fine. Most puzzling.
etoile.noiretoilenoir959 on November 21st, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, earthquake? o_O?
Sandpanthersandpanther on November 22nd, 2008 02:08 am (UTC)
Very small. Hardly worth noticing, much less mentioning.