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ZenGum 10-22-2012 05:59 PM

That's a bloody mean looking goat you got there, Griff!

Griff 10-22-2012 06:52 PM

Once they go feral, they're all mean.

footfootfoot 10-22-2012 07:37 PM

That guy definitely isn't in it for the hunting.

limey 10-23-2012 08:20 AM

I'm happy that what felt, sounded, acted and smelt like total gearbox FAIL and meltdown on Saturday night turned out to be a 12 (approx. $18) ten minute fix today :).

glatt 10-23-2012 08:39 AM

That is great! What ended up being the problem?

limey 10-23-2012 09:55 AM

A stoopid plastic lever under the gearbox had snapped. The effect was that the gear lever (stick shift?) went from being all muscular and definite about which gear it was in, to resembling a limp dishrag and flapping from side to side all over the place. I could, just, get it into some sort of gear, which is how I drove it about 2 miles from where it happened, onto the ferry and off again on my beloved island home but the clutch objected more and more until it eventually billowed plumes of smoke out from under the bonnet as I attempted to urge the car up a hill away from the ferry terminal, and I had to roll the car back against the flow of traffic into a car park ... I was delighted that I managed to get the car onto the island, but convinced the gearbox was a goner. The AA (roadside assistance) fixed it temporarily with a cable tie and I had the lever replaced today.

infinite monkey 10-25-2012 05:12 PM

Ding dong the witch is dead! For those who have been following along at home you might know to what I'm alluding. Woooohooooo! More tomorrow!

BigV 10-25-2012 06:10 PM


ZenGum 10-25-2012 06:11 PM


Gory details, please!

infinite monkey 10-25-2012 08:04 PM

I know, right? Gory disguised details tomorrow.

I think some people choose their fate. Score one for real humans!

I've tried to feel badly about it. I just can't. Goodbye reign of dubious terror. :)

Griff 10-25-2012 08:04 PM


Originally Posted by infinite monkey (Post 835757)
Ding dong the witch is dead! For those who have been following along at home you might know to what I'm alluding. Woooohooooo! More tomorrow!

Finally! Are you partying over the grave?

infinite monkey 10-25-2012 08:07 PM

Yes. Yes i am. ;)

I went the bar i can walk to...told my friends there, and have talked to friends from all facets of my life, on the phone (and my mom!) And they're all like "yay'

Thanks friends. :)

limey 10-26-2012 05:55 AM

:cheerldr: YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheerldr:

glatt 10-26-2012 08:15 AM

Oh, that's freaking awesome!

infinite monkey 10-26-2012 09:25 AM

We're not allowed to say much, but I will say that usually I would feel some sort of sorry for the person: in most circumstances in my life I've felt badly for people even when it was their own fault, even if they hurt ME.

But all I have to do is remember what she did to one of the most beloved long-term people here, who is now not here...that was the shot heard across the campus.

And I really do think things are headed in the right direction. Great meeting today and we are already seeing improvements and discussing future improvements.

I'm so happy.

Thanks again buddies! :)

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