Ugh, Stuck Again

So we were driving down the I-5 this afternoon, heading home, when the clutch cable on my car broke. Got it towed to a mechanic who was still open and is also open tomorrow. He didn’t have the part and the only parts place open at the time didn’t either. He’s gonna call a couple more places tomorrow morning and we’ll go from there. We might have to order a part for a 1989 Daytona. The downside of that is that it won’t get here until Tuesday and it might not work at all. I’m gonna try to talk him in to jury-rigging up something tomorrow morning if we can’t find a part in town. Another alternative is driving clutchless, which I hear can be troublesome. We might leave the car here and take the train home or rent a car the rest of the way. Megan might be able to get my car on her way back down through California after returning up to Portland next weekend on another matter. Lastly, I could always sell the car and buy one that works.

The list previous is more or less in order of hope/likeliness. I doubt I’ll be selling the car. Anyways long story short (too late!), Megs and I are staying the night at a Holiday Inn Express in Redding. It’s a nice place and they have free wireless access and cable TV. If anyone wants to call to say hi, we’re bored, so feel free. =)

5 Comments »

  1. Annie Said,

    December 30, 2006 @ 23:35:29

    Man, bad weekend to have the car break. Ouch. I am sorry you are bored! I am still on west coast time and ought to go to sleep but can’t. Alas.

  2. Morgan Said,

    December 31, 2006 @ 13:15:47

    Does that mean you’ll be driving/on the train when midnight strikes for the new year? Man, that would be kinda lame.

  3. Jacques & Megan Said,

    December 31, 2006 @ 17:35:26

    If you do the drive in one day, a rental of a midsize from Avis is 89 bucks and they’re super nice and don’t charge you for alternate dropoff location stuff. It’s how Donut and I got home. Sorry to hear it’s going so poorly. Call if there’s anything we can do.

    ~J&M

  4. Lia Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 03:52:36

    I think the universe is saying that you should get a new car (;

  5. Annie Said,

    January 1, 2007 @ 09:43:58

    Oh, they’re posting together now. Eww Gross! Or cute, I can’t decide.

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