July 9th, 2006


"Well, things went good, and things went bad..."

Good: Got to see tanjalin and family over lunch at Joe's Crab Shack on their way to Iowa City.

Bad: As we started to head home from supper, the minivan refused to go above around 10 mph. We got gas, because we were very low. Leaving there, we were going at about walking speed. We made it over an overpass and to a Hy-Vee parking lot as we started to smell something burning. irpooh told me to go in and ask for a fire extinguisher; something under the car was glowing cherry red. The fire department came and inspected it, using a nifty IR-sensing camera/thermometer that doesn't need to touch something to measure its temperature. Current theory: catalytic converter. We got a ride home, and the minivan goes in for repairs tomorrow morning.
  • Current Music
    "Joy," Harry Nilsson