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March 15, 2006
Yey no more buses!
I finally decided to take my car and get it fixed this morning. I think I was given enough signs during the week. For example standing in the rain for half an hour for a bus yesterday, then while on the bus the last two days I kept seeing a van parked near sainsburys in tile hill. Now this seemingly innocent van had alternator repairs/replacements slapped all over it in big black and orange writing. Why it was parked randomly in tile hill is probably a good advertisement. It obviously worked though. So I started my car after a brief time of coughing and complaining (well it has been sitting in the same place for three weeks now and not moved once!) So after a trip back to Earlsdon they fit a new alternator for me in twenty minutes! Legends!
The newfound happiness of having my car back forced me to get a car wash, some petrol, oil and I even fixed the radio so that I can now pick up radio stations! (It has only been able to play CDs since I bought the car two years ago!) So all in all has been a good day. Sunshine too for a brief while!
So while its going well, I'm in the engineering dept attempting to do some project work! After little sleep in not sure how long I will last, but I guess all I can do is have a go!
March 01, 2006
Ok, so bored of doing work for the moment so will procrastinate with a bit of blogging…
I have not only got a huge third year project looming over everything, but we have a lovely 5000 word report to do for the end of term too. So that measn a trip to the library! (Shocking I know, being an engineer and all!) After a trip there and a cold walk back to my laptop with a heavy book all about high-performance racing engine design I now have to have a break.
Also another exciting point to add the the week, my car has decided to have a little battery light turn on all the time, and a high pitched noise now comes out of it when driven. Now after looking at the fan belt (nope, not slipping or broken) it must be either the alternator or the battery itself. So at the moment it seems I'm just running on the remains of whatever the battery has left. Which makes it interesting, as i don't think its a good idea to use any electronics if possible so that I may still have some lights if I need to drive at night. The problem stopping me from fixing it is that alternators are pretty expensive, and it's the end of an expensive term, so I may have to find a way to steal some money from somewhere.
At least I don't really need my car till next weekend. (althought getting the bus maybe a cold and depressing act! Sorry to all those who take the bus, but I do like my car!)
There is also an
insane crazy busy exciting weekend ahead. It's "Raise the Roof". The Rev spring concert. Which is going to be good! Sold many tickets already, but there will be many on the door too. So come along saturday at 7pm in Methodist central hall, coventry. I will be there from 9am to help set up lighting and sound stuff, so although no doubt will be shattered it's still going to be amazing! lol.
I best get to working again, or now as Rich is here I may be able to finally finish the programmes for the concert if we are going to get them printed by saturday.
(And the sun is kind of shining on my screen which makes it very hard to type!)