Monday, December 17, 2007

Odd situation

"Ed, can you get over here? I broke the toilet."

"How did you break the toilet?"

"I don't know. I was vacuuming and all of a sudden there was water everywhere!"

"Okay, I'll be there as soon as I can."

First thing to do, find my tools. My father - in - law has a great set of tools, but I do not know where any of them are. So - my tool box, my Craftsman socket set, and this and that go into the back of the 911. Now, to start the car.

"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" "rrrrr" "r"
Great, I ran the battery down trying to start it.

Hook up the old battery to the new battery using the jumper cables.

"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" "rrrrr" "r"

Oooo kay - now what?

No, that will never work. I cannot use the civic to start the 911! The civic has been sitting in one spot since this summer. I have not started it in months. I need to tow it to the DMV to have it inspected before it will be "street legal" again. It will NEVER start. Well, give it a try - I have no other option.

So I run inside, grab the keys, open the civic and sit down. Saying a brief prayer to the car gods, I turn the key. Blip - the car starts. One turn of the key, no cranking, it just starts. Gotta love that civic.

So, back to the 911 - connect the jumper cables. This time I open the hatch and take off the air filter. I want to pump the gas a bit and do not want the air box to explode if there is a back fire.

"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" "rrrrr" "r"

Wait for charging from the civic.

"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" "rrrrr" "r"

Wait for charging from the civic.

"GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR" "grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" "vrooom"

Finally, the car starts and I can run over to Duff's parents place to try and fix the toilet.

No luck on that front - we had to call a plumber.

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