Yeah, I’m whiny today after taking Thursday and Friday off from the day job to work on my taxes–and then having to do day-job work all day on both my “days off.” I have so much unused leave time accrued (eight weeks’ worth and counting) that I’m starting to lose days–we can only accrue 8 weeks’ worth before they begin taking it away, and yet when you’re the only person in your division who does what you do, when do you take time off? Never, apparently.
Then, on Friday, my 13-year-old car’s engine overheated in rush hour traffic. Luckily, I knew what to do. Here’s your automotive lesson for today. If your engine overheats, turn your car’s heater on as hot as it will go, with the vents open, and the fan on high. The fan will pull hot air off the engine and cool it down enough for you to drive a while longer without bursting into flames. It works.
Of course, no mechanics do business on weekends, so I’ll be at the auto service place at 7 a.m. tomorrow. The irony of it is that as soon as I finished my taxes, I was going to see if I could afford a new car before I had to pour a lot of money into my rust-bucket. But I couldn’t do my taxes because of work stuff, and now the rust-bucket is down for the count. Sigh.
Okay, I’ll stop whining.
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