Not the only one with car issues

Posted by Thoughts and Ramblings on Friday, January 27, 2006

Well, Tuesday was the day for the Engineering Career fair. One of my friends came into town for it because he was recruiting for Raytheon. He came down monday and we went out to dinner. It was nice to see him again.

On the way down, shortly after going over some rough train tracks, his corvette started having some issues where it was loosing power. It was a small hiccup, and it didn’t do it again afterwards. Then, when he was trying to leave on his way to Dallas on Wednesday, it did it again, but this time it didn’t go away. He had to be towed back to college station where they looked at it. As a result, he spent the night at my apartment since he didn’t have his hotel room anymore. Microsoft had a Halo (computer game) tournament Wednesday night. We went to that because it was free food. On the whole it was fun to go to. In addition, I got to meet up with Noah who was a Microsoft recruiter. I had not seen him since last August.

The next day, they replaced the ignition system, and he was heading out once more. He didn’t get very far before having the exact same problem. They were at a loss for what was really wrong. In the end, he ended up renting a UHaul truck and trailer and carried his car back to Dallas. It is a shame that he was having such issues, especially since he was going to sell it on Thursday and get a new corvette this weekend.

I also didn’t have a very good day yesterday. Wednesday night I seem to be starting to come down with something. I went to class on Thursday morning, but by noon, I realized that I need to go home and just not do anything. Now, Friday morning, I am feeling quite a bit better. I would hope so considering that I slept about 4 hours during the day yesterday, and about 10 hours last night.

Otherwise, not much else is going on here. Hopefully the weekend will be uneventful.