Every new begining comes from some other beginings end…
The van broke down on the way to the gathering, of course.Â I’m well versed in my AAA rights, since the time they wouldn’t come get me because I wasn’t within a hundred miles of anything, so I got them to tow me to the gathering.Â Every single one of us had car troubles on the way there, but I was the only one to arrive on a tow truck.
The gathering was great.Â We played in the creek and kids threw things for Bro.Â They threw balls, and sticks, and pine cones.Â They threw things so much that he started to limp and look his age.Â We slept with all the doors open at night, and were visited by wild pigs and woken by owl hoots and mosquitos.Â It was beautiful.
Most people left on Sunday, and I figured what was wrong with my van was the fuel pump.Â I checked my reciept from the last fuel pump and glory be, there’s a warranty!Â Â So I called today and got AAA to tow me to a NAPA.Â They confirmed that it’s probably the fuel pump.Â Yay, I get an $800 part/labor fix for free!Â That’s what I thought, anyways.Â Turns out I’ve driven 700 miles too far to be covered by the warranty.
The guy who owns the shop said I could leave it there for a while, which is nice.Â So here I am in this little town, sitting outside a closed coffee shop with a friend.Â I have the cash to fix the fuel pump, but I’d rather put it into a new van.Â But I’m not in a good place, geographically, for a new van, and I’m also a little short on new van cash.Â So maybe I should fix Helga, drive somewhere, buy a new van, and sell Helga.Â Or maybe I should fly to Alaska and then buy a van.Â I know there’s a new begining in all of this, but it isn’t very clear yet.
Portland ladies – I was thinking about hitchhiking up there to work and make cash and buy a new van, and then drive back down here for my stuff.Â I get the impression that pdx is a big headache to work in, tho. Â Are there any clubs I can just walk into and work?Â And make more than a hundred a night? Â Keep in mind that I’m pudgy by big city standards.Â Also, is there a 24 hour doggie daycare?
People who are trying to call me – I don’t have cell reception.Â Don’t worry, I’m fine.Â Email me, and I’ll get back to you within a couple days.