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The eric update - day 341ish: it goes from bad to worse.

Oops. Sorry about not following up on that last update, but we've been busy.

First we thought the alternator light was a fluke due to "clean" diagnosis from sears auto center on the west end of cleveland, but just to be safe I bought a back up battery. And then we cleverly decided to push for rochester. And noticed between gas stops that the car was having a harder and harder time starting. Near buffalo it didn't seem like it was going to have another start left so I decided to put in the backup.

Feeling relatively smug after seeing the car return to "normal", we headed off hoping to fnally get to out dog friendly hotel by 2 a.m.

And at almost exactly 2:30 a.m. the car blew out the front passenger tire while on the highway.

only 7 miles from the hotel.

We're fine. After waiting for a half hour for police who showed up after an hour to help alert traffic, eventually I got the the tire replaced with a rather sad looking full size spare and we made to the hotel almost by the crack of dawn and in time for odin to wake up for the day.

We're at a tire place getting new tires and then it's off to an alternator place to see what my options are for that situation. I suspect both problems are probably related to driving too far and too long in the 92+ heat yesterday.

And then maybe we'll drive a few miles.

I'm trying to remember that adventures are supposed to be adventurous, but I could use a little less excitement right about now. Or at least some breakfast.

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6/11/2005 12:17:00 PM 0 comments


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"it is hard to be brave," said piglet, sniffing slightly, "when you're only a Very Small Animal." rabbit, who had begun to write very busily, looked up and said: "it is because you are a very small animal that you will be Useful in the adventure before us."

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this site chronicles the continuing adventures of my son, odin, who was unexpectedly born on the fourth of july at 25 weeks gestation, weighing 1 pound 7 ounces.

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