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HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY

I haven't really felt like putting together an entry lately...and now, a short story which may help explain why.

The anniversary of our wedding was last Tuesday, as you may have gathered. That night, I prepared to take Kim to the restaurant where we had our FIRST anniversary, but what I HADN'T prepared for was the flash flood that decided to start while we were getting ready to head out.

The fact that not just the gutters, but the entire STREET was streaming water downhill should have tipped me off that driving might not have been the best of ideas, but I had visions of Japanese food in my head, and really how bad could it have been on the MAJOR roads?

Water, water, everywhere. The gutters of University Avenue weren't just flooded, but water was out across both the inside and outside lane - this also didn't seem to be that big of a problem, as long as you stuck to the middle lane. Of course, it was also pretty hard to see with all the rain, but I wasn't hitting anybody and nobody was hitting me, so that was fine.

The REAL problem turned out to be right towards the (planned and also unplanned) end of the trip when I decided to take Main Street to get to the restaurant. There was some water standing there, but no big deal, right?

Wrrrrrrrrrong.

The engine STOPPED.

I got out of the car, found water up to my ankles (which was unexpected), pushed the car out of it and tried things again.

Nope.

Fuck.

Ended up missing dinner and getting a tow back to the house where we hoped it was just flooded and would dry out overnight. You have probably figured out by now that this didn't happen.

My father-in-law drove me to work Wednesday, and when we came back, we tried to see if it was going to start again - nope - we even tried rolling it down hill and popping the clutch, but the engine just wasn't gonna turn over. So we had it towed AGAIN to the Volkswagen dealer, where the worst case scenario was laid out for me. Needless to say, I was pretty well depressed that night.

I called the insurance company Thursday to make a report and also got a car from Enterprise (a lovely red 2004 Chevy Cavalier) for the weekend.

Well it turns out that the dealer was waiting for a rep from the insurance company before they started checking things out - meanwhile, the insurance company didn't want to send a rep before things were checked out and they had an estimate. Catch 22.

Monday I rented another car from Enterprise - this time it's a dazzling... Kia Rio. I kinda miss the Cavalier, actually.

LAST night, they finally opened 'er up and took a good look at the car. The report I received: they confirmed that somehow the intake managed to collect a whole bunch of water, the air cleaner was wet, after removing the spark plugs they attempted to turn the motor by hand but it appeared to be locked up tight, maybe there's a turbocharger issue, and the electric system was wet. Ignoring most of that, my largest problem (in a nutshell) was that the idiot operator of the car had managed to throw the engine into hydrolock... and I'm learning that that's one of the more expensive moves one can do with an automobile.

I checked my policy and the good news for me is that it APPEARS that "severe dumbassery" is actually COVERED under the "comprehensive loss" provision - oh, so THAT'S what I've been paying for for almost 17 years - and as my father-in-law pragmatically put it, "hey, $(deductable) for a new engine is a hell of a deal!" I'm still trying to be optimistic that it won't come to that. Hopefully I'll know more later this week. HOPEFULLY the dealer and the insurance folks don't come to the conclusion that it'd be "cheaper" to just total the car - I REALLY can't fathom how the mere act of driving through a puddle (lake) in a rainstorm could totally end my car's life and, also, I don't possess the meds to fathom it either.

So. You want to know who the REAL culprit is, of course. Well, look no further...

17:35:36 pieman1121: Hey Chris! Hope you had a great anniversary dinner! Congrats!

THIS IS ***YOUR*** FAULT, OLD MAN - I WILL NOT FORGET THIS



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It is nice to know that you won't ever forget me!

Did you ever get a make-up dinner for your anniversary?

As to the avatar - my "check" light has been on for a couple months now and the mechanic insists it is perfectly fine to drive. I guess I will see, won't I?





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I shall assume that the make-up dinner was what http://the-w.com/thread.php/id=27552 was about.



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You may ALSO assume the restraining order is still in effect!



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UPDATE: It's a total loss.

I'm getting a cheque for $13K+ (less my deductible) sooner or later.

Just in case you were wondering what it's like to me, consider: When I got home this afternoon to find the title to FedEx to my insurance company, the answering machine was blinking with a message from JIFFY LUBE! reminding me that it was just about time to get an oil change.

Ooh, they missed me by sixty miles and one engine.

Head over to One Question... for me, thanks



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    Originally posted by pieman
    It is nice to know that you won't ever forget me!

    Did you ever get a make-up dinner for your anniversary?

    As to the avatar - my "check" light has been on for a couple months now and the mechanic insists it is perfectly fine to drive. I guess I will see, won't I?


Hell, mine was on for six months until I finally got around to replacing the gas cap. As long as it sounds okay and the mechanic hasn't found anything, drive it.
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