The only reason I am vertical right now is because I had to take bellecurve
down to the opera to work.Adventures in Oil Changes
Before heading out on the road, we stopped and had the oil changed, since it was due anyway, only to discover there is an oil leak that the guys there could not fix (not because they didn't know what's wrong, but because they didn't have the tool get it off to replace it). It's a leak in the oil pressure sending unit, which explained why the oil pressure gauge would suddenly shoot down to zero and the Check Gauges light would come on, even though I know there's enough oil.
But they did alert us to deep cracks in the serpentine belt and a major hole in the coolant hose, I'm happy we got it taken care of before the ~2 hour drive up north. Breaking down would have been a Bad Thing.A Good Place to Get Techie Stuff, If You Ignore the Employees
Fry's, that is. Went in with the express purpose of buying bellecurve
some more RAM. With only 256K right now, her computer pretty much laughs when she tries to open anything. I'd like to slap the people in charge of "the cage" (where they keep the list of RAM, processors, and other very small and very pricey items; why this needs to be locked behind plexi is anyone's guess), because the RAM she decided on after much deliberation was not available anymore. My thought: Why is it still listed on your stupid board??? We ended up spending a little more than I'd wanted but it's higher end, I think, and a $20 rebate. Also got the cable for porting music in to the receiver from the PowerBook. Bose speakers, baby.
Of course, I way overestimated the amount of time we'd need to travel and spend in Fry's. Even after stopping for lunch/dinner (linner?), we ended up showing up at jidabug
's place WAY early. She was still at work. :P Thankfully D. was home to let us in and we vegged on the couch reading magazines (me: MacWorld; bellecurve
: Wired) until jidabug
She graciously made us some coffee, we primped a bit for the show, and then we headed out.
More later. I must shower and do some stuff. (It is so
nice outside that I have the window open. I have made the cat a very happy girl.)