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16 June 2008 @ 05:55 pm
in which I do what has been done before  
Getting Towed Off the Ohio Toll Road: $126.26
Getting a Room at a Motel: $71.00
Replacing Busted Alternator and Getting Super-Dead Battery Charged: $508.79

Getting Home the Next Day Despite Another Idiot Light Going Off: priceless

I'm so taking the bus tomorrow.

Edit: Things I Learned

1.) all the idiot lights flashing and your odometer going to 0 when you are clearly going somewhere around 65 signals imminent car failure
2.) Bryan, OH is #30 on the list of 100 Best Small Towns
3.) I really, really appreciate clean socks
4.) If you get towed off the turnpike, you still have to pay the toll
5.) when I die, please shut the lid and have a party
6.) foreign auto shops aren't common in OH
 
 
Current Mood: exhaustedexhausted
 
 
 
Silvermask: Spike - What the heck?silvermask on June 16th, 2008 10:41 pm (UTC)
Well, shit. D:
Ng-Master.  I prefer Dave, David, or DN.ngmaster on June 17th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Good lordy... what happened?!
ibowieh3ibowieh3 on June 17th, 2008 02:39 am (UTC)
Let me guess you drive a Volkswagen. I don't think they're bad cars by any means, I have driven three different one's in my live time. It's just I have heard the bad alternator story before. The towed off of the turnpike thing is new to me though. Good to hear that you made it through.
LionBoogylionboogy on June 17th, 2008 07:03 am (UTC)
haha I'VE BEEN THERE. I can totally relate. We should chat about this and swap details.
Emily: Ohhh Sh*tetoileeyes on June 17th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)
Well, that tops my car dying as we pulled into the lot to look at buying a new car... At least you had your cell phone and you got towed in a reasonable amount of time and didn't get hurt.... :( I would say that a good investment for you would be a AAA membership. I've been towed like 5 times for free and have my car unlocked after locking my keys in it too many times to count on the AAA's buck. Not to mention the great travel discounts we got on our honeymoon... Anyhow, I'm glad you're safe and back on the road again. :)

Edited at 2008-06-17 01:18 pm (UTC)
Mehrspeed on June 17th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
Fuuuuuuuuuun! Stupid alternators. I actually got a new one for free about a year ago because Nissan had a recall. Yay free!