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COMFORT ME!!!! [Mar. 2nd, 2010|03:27 pm]
Zoethe
WAAAHHH!!! I need petting!!!!!

I took my car to the shop because it was hesitating on acceleration and the check engine light came on. When they plugged it into the computer about every possible problem code came up. Which means something may be wrong with the computer, since I don't think the car would RUN with that much wrong. But they have to go through all the wiring. I was waiting for over an hour before they came out and told me that it was a diagnostics nightmare and would be a while, so I walked home. Only - being an idiot - I forgot that I'd handed them all my keys because I was waiting. So I was locked out of the house. It's only a 15-minute walk, but the sidewalks are kind of crappy, so I called (they had offered me a ride initially) and asked if they could bring me my key. They said they'd send someone right over, not to walk back, so I shoveled a little snow and sent some texts. And half an hour later called them back again.

They'd gotten distracted.

So I was waiting outside about 40 minutes. And I've pretty much lost the day. I doubt that I will get the car back this evening, which means missing a meeting, and I'm supposed to have a business lunch with people tomorrow and don't know if I'll have the car. And I have no idea what repairing my car is going to cost.

I've lost what was supposed to be a high-efficiency working day. I'm very cranky and frustrated. And Ferrett is out of town, so I don't even have anyone at home to pet me. Time for a hot bath. Grr.
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[User Picture]From: mystic_savage
2010-03-02 08:36 pm (UTC)

Virtual Care Package.

Hugs.
Chocolate.
Lavender-scented oil.
Chamomile Tea.
15 minute nap.
Listening to Enya.
Soft, thick, beautiful ragg socks.
Rose-colored light energy sent directly to you from the west coast.
More hugs.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Virtual Care Package.

Thank you. I have the chocolate and lavender, and will substitute Loreena McKennitt for Enya. This is a good, good list!
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[User Picture]From: ladyfox7oaks
2010-03-02 08:51 pm (UTC)

Have some Time Lord hugs?

See icon...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Have some Time Lord hugs?

Those are wonderful! Thank you.
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[User Picture]From: tithenai
2010-03-02 08:55 pm (UTC)
*PETS AND CUDDLES AND MAKES TEA FOR*

That SUCKS! I'm sorry to hear it, lady. Here: I am about to make tea, and eat up some apple crumble to be enjoyed with a side-scoop of ice cream, and I invite you to share both these things with me in imagination, for I will be thinking of you. *HUGS*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:48 pm (UTC)
Yay! I've decided to spend the evening listening to bad movie musicals and playing in my studio. This is not a day for work things. And I will have tea and think of you.

And maybe have vodka as well.
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[User Picture]From: perseph12
2010-03-02 08:57 pm (UTC)
*Long-distance petting* IOU ;).

That really sucks. For some reason, being locked out is just the World's Biggest Pain in the Arse (TM), even if you don't particularly need to get in.
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[User Picture]From: ladyfox7oaks
2010-03-02 09:23 pm (UTC)
Which is why Cats are always on the wrong side of the door?
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[User Picture]From: forestmaster
2010-03-02 09:01 pm (UTC)

[pet]

Hope you have a good hot bath and tea... and a simple car fix. [hugs]
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:50 pm (UTC)

Re: [pet]

I had a very nice hot bath, but have not heard from the car guys yet. This is worrisome.
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[User Picture]From: ccr1138
2010-03-02 09:02 pm (UTC)
*PETS*
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[User Picture]From: xhollydayx
2010-03-02 09:08 pm (UTC)
*pet* Anything I can do? I am on campus til around 8pm or 8:30. Tomorrow I don't need to leave teh Cleveland area til around 10am or so, and should be back by 5:30-6pm if you need my car before then (or can drive me to Kent and come get me, which I know is asking a lot).
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:54 pm (UTC)
Wow, sweetie, thanks. I think I can get a ride to the lunch tomorrow, and the only other thing I have is a haircut, which is walkable. But I will keep the offer in mind!
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-03-02 09:13 pm (UTC)
*Hugs and offers pumpkin muffins*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks.
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[User Picture]From: sparkfrost
2010-03-02 09:14 pm (UTC)
*pets*

That sucks, I'm really sorry. I've been locked out before with no one to call, and it is the worst. Hopefully the bath helps!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 09:55 pm (UTC)
It did. I didn't realize how cold I was until I noticed that I'd been in a hot bath for almost half an hour and my face was still cold.
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[User Picture]From: cyan_blue
2010-03-02 10:07 pm (UTC)
Hugs!
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[User Picture]From: wolflady26
2010-03-02 10:23 pm (UTC)
Aww, I'm sorry, sweetie! Would it make sense to spring for a rental for a day? It's not unusual to be able to get a rental for $20 - $30 a day, and your insurance company might give you a rider so you don't have to spring for extra insurance. It might be worth it, vs. the potential of losing business.

Sorry you have to go through the hassle. Hope the bath helps!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-02 10:29 pm (UTC)
If they can't have it back to me tomorrow, probably. What a nightmare, though.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-03 01:17 am (UTC)
I was downstairs and suddenly thought, "My gods, is it still Tuesday?!"

At least the car repair isn't disastrous, only time-consuming.

I'm heating up leftover rigatoni, and having it with something distilled.
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[User Picture]From: particle_man6
2010-03-02 11:10 pm (UTC)

cure?

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-03 01:20 am (UTC)

Re: cure?

Kittens always help. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: fallconsmate
2010-03-02 11:43 pm (UTC)
*pets* *rubs lotion on your feets (carefully so no tickles) and then applies warm socks to the lubed up feets*

*brings you tea and a warm blankie, and the remotes*

feel snuggly and happy soon! :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-03 01:40 am (UTC)
Thank you! Those are perfect for now. I spent some time in my crafty space earlier, so in a better mood. Also, car will be done tomorrow,vastly improving mood.
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[User Picture]From: custardfairy
2010-03-02 11:51 pm (UTC)
I sympathize so much. *hugs* *pets*
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-03-03 01:40 am (UTC)
Thanks. Things are a bit better now that I know the car needn't be taken out back and shot.
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