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Boo. Hiss.

Posted on: January 7, 2009

More like ping. Hiss.

My car has decided to be dramatic and spew oil all over its insides. The inside of the engine compartment that is.

As I was driving home tonight, I noticed that I seemed to have quiet the stream of exhaust following me. I didn’t think it was quite that cold and no other cars seemed to have a large cloud behind them. I was hoping it wasn’t what I thought it might be.

At the stop light where I turn onto my street, I detected the strong stench of burning oil. Optimist that I am (*snort*) I hoped that it was from another car, although no one seemed to be burning oil.

After turning the corner, the smell seemed to be following me. Little did I know it was actually proceeding me. The oil light started to flicker and then came on and didn’t go off.

When I pulled into my parking spot in front of my apartment, I popped the hood and was astounded by the sight of oil…everywhere! DH suggested I make sure that the cap was on the oil thingie when I called him to ask for possible suggestions of what might be wrong. Wasn’t anything that simple to fix.

We’ve deduced that I might have blown a gasket of some sort. I called a local repair shop. They’ll be by in the morning to tow my car in and see what’s going on.

Finger crossed that it’s a simple, not-too-expensive fix. This also meant that I’ll be missing SnB tonight up in the Quad. No craziness, coffee, and knitting (at least with a group) for me tonight.

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January 2009


Mar. 10 - Photography Class

Mar. 11 - Quad Cities SnB

Mar. 12 - Lincoln Reenactor performance at BHE

Mar. 13 - Annual budget due

Mar. 14 - SnB trip to Galena

Mar. 16-21 - Spring Break

Mar. 16-18 - On the Front Lines library conference in Springfield

Mar. 19-22 - In Kansas

Mar. 23 - Orientation in Quad Cities

Mar. 24 - Photography Class

Mar. 26 - Spring Break for Academic Librarians workshop in Peoria

Mar. 27 - Supervisor Development in Quad Cities

Apr. 2 - Using Social Technologies in Library Instruction workshop

Apr. 6 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 6 - My birthday

Apr. 7 - Photography Class

Apr. 9-12 - In Kansas

Apr. 10 - College Closed

Apr. 12 - Easter

Apr. 13-19 - National Library Week

Apr. 13 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 14 - Photography Class

Apr. 16 - Evening Instruction Session

Apr. 17 - Information Literacy Summit

Apr. 18 - A Day of Books and Quilts at Toulon Public Library

Apr. 20 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 21 - Photography Class

Apr. 22 - Renegade Reference meeting in Bloomington

Apr. 23 - Illinois Library Day

Apr. 24 - Quarterly Supervisors Meeting

Apr. 27 - Weight Watchers

Apr. 28 - Photography Class

Apr. 29 - Supervisor Training in Quad Cities

May 5 - Photography Class

May 12 - National Library Legislative Day

May 25 - Memorial Day - College Closed

June 4 - RSA Users' Group meeting in Peoria

June 6 - SIL's birthday June 6 - Brother and SIL Anniversary

June 8 - Nancy Pearl at Bradley University

June 13 - WWKIP train trip to St. Louis

July 3 - Holiday - College Closed

July 4 - Independence Day

July 10 - Mom's Birthday

July 10-15 - ALA Annual Conference in Chicago

July 17-19 - Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair in Crystal Lake, IL

July 31 - 10th Anniversary

Sept. 7 - Labor Day, College closed

Oct. 6-9 - Illinois Library Association Annual Conference in Peoria

Nov. 23 - Brother's birthday

Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Day, College closed

Nov. 27 - College Closed

Dec. 7 - MIL's birthday

Dec. 18 - DH's birthday

Dec. 25 - Christmas Day

Dec. 26 - Dad's birthday

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