Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick
mckitterick

Today's good and bad

You know how yesterday I posted about
the good and the bad? Well, let's add a new pair from today:

Good: The Department Chair found a way to pay me for part of my summer work, so I won't be broke during the SF Institute. I guess 1/4 salary is better than 0/4.
Bad: I blew a gasket after class tonight. I mean that literally; symptoms suggest the head gasket on my Saab convertible gave out. I was half-way home from a 3-hour night class in Kansas City (KU-Edwards campus) when the car overheated and started running rough. I didn't get home until nearly midnight. Thankfully, I have AAA insurance; the tow-truck driver was quick and nice and got me home in a jiffy without cost. Now I just need to remove the ENTIRE TOP END of the engine, replace the head gasket, likely get the head machined, and then put it all back together. Woohoo, another project for spring break.

Here's hoping your night went better!

Best,
Chris
Tags: life, teaching, vehicles
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