This was a pretty crazy weekend! On Friday night I went to Symphony Hall to see Artie Lange, from the Howard Stern Show (and formerly of MadTV). It was a great time, Jim Florentine and Greg Fitzsimmons opened, both of whom I’ve enjoyed for some time, so it was great to see them live. The MC was some local guy, who wasn’t that good and got pretty heavily booed, but he handled it well and probably knew what he was in store for…
Saturday was a hugely busy day for
and I. After grabbing breakfast, we headed over to the newly-rented storage locker to check it out, and then went across the street and rented a van from U-Haul. We only really needed the van to move some of the bigger stuff (closet shelves and one of our dressers), but we ended up taking a bunch of other shit that was ready to go over as well. I think the U-Haul guy was startled when he saw our total mileage was 3 miles in 2 hours, but then again, they are probably used to that in the city. Moving that big stuff into storage sucked, but not as badly as it could have. We spent the rest of the day packing away some unnecessary clothes and items.. The goal of all this is to make the apartment look less cluttered when we start showing it (hopefully in April). This was a good motivator, imho, because the whole house was a mess, so it was hard NOT to be compelled to clean it up. We ended up getting into a fight, which I guess can be expected when doing something so stressful, but we worked it out.. :) We took another carload of stuff over Saturday night, and when we got back from that trip, I turned the car off and realized I could pull up in my spot a bit more. I went to start the car and it wouldn’t even turn over (even all the instrument lights were working fine). I’m not entirely sure what’s wrong with it, but I guess I’ll have AAA tow it to my mechanic tonight. Hopefully it’s just a bad battery, but I guess it could be something far more nefarious…
Sunday was spent cleaning and doing laundry.. I was pretty tired by the end of the day, and was nodding off a little bit on the train ride over to the movie theatre. The film club saw 300 last night, which was fun… It was much better than I expected, and while I had some minor criticisms, overall it was a fun flick.
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My vote is the alternator.
The most stressful couple activity is moving shit followed by Christmas tree set up and mini blind installing.
I’m not guessing the Alternator because the battery seems to be charged… I’m guessing starter, but I’m hoping it’s just a failing battery…
Have you tried having a friend jump it? There’s no sense in having it towed to a mechanic only to find out it’s a bad battery.
I actually have one of those self-jump batteries and no-go.
I don’t entirely trust those self-jump batteries. I mean, I know they should work if you leave your lights on all night, but wouldn’t it follow if the main battery can’t hold a charge anymore then the other part of it wouldn’t either?
I’m just thinking 5 minutes could save you the diagnostics fee from the mechanic and the pain in the ass of AAA.
Yay, glad to know that Christmas tree set up stress is not just us!
Hope your car experience turns out better than ours.
And Andy and I cannot ever get through a major cleaning of the house without a HUGE fight.