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Not the best of days

By Sparky | October 18, 2007

Today is not my day in any way, shape, or form. I’ve gone from thinking I might be sick to actually being sick. Upon waking this morning I spent a good 15 minutes in the shower hacking up one of my lungs. Thank goodness I had a spare.

To make matters worse while driving to work today the check engine light lit up on my dash. With an impending trip to Walla Walla tomorrow for a funeral I’m a little nervous about it. I am currently calling University and Barrier Audi trying to get an emergency appointment so I can find out if it’s a serious problem or not.

Update: So I’m still sick, but I finally made it home to be sick in bed which is a marked improvement. On the way home I stopped by Barrier and they hooked up their diagnostic console to my A6. The good news is that it’s only an exhaust leak – perfectly safe to drive with on my way to Walla Walla this weekend. They set me up with an appointment for next week so I can get it fixed, and the only downside in the interim is that I’m spewing slightly more CO2 into the atmosphere than I normally would.

Off to bed – I need about 24 hours of solid sleep!

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Topics: Daily grind, Health, Traveling | 4 Comments »

4 Responses to “Not the best of days”

  1. Josh Gesler Says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 7:56 am

    When are you coming down this way?

  2. Josh Gesler Says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 7:58 am

    Never mind I just noticed you SAID. How long are you going to be in town?

  3. Richard Says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 9:47 am

    I have a vagcom cable and should be able to read the code off your AUDI if you don’t want to spend the ~$80 for them to plug your car into a computer.

  4. Sparky Says:
    October 18th, 2007 at 9:56 am

    Thanks for the offer Richard – It’s certified pre-owned so it’s a covered event. When I take it in to them they have to fix it for free :)

    The challenge right now is getting them to look at it today as I need to take off for my funeral tomorrow morning.