as soon as i began to pull out from the front of my building, a horrible noise emanated from my car. perfect.
i jogged about on the internet and livejournal communities looking for an affordable tow. the garage told me it would cost $75 to tow three miles. after i mildly cursed, he suggested i try ooching along back streets to try and side step a towing fee. i agreed. i brought a scarf, glove, and quarters in case i broke down and needed to walk to a pay phone... as well as a book to read during the one hour guesstimated wait time.
i called home depot to tell them to hold on to my order and i mentally canceled my plan to see the thin man at the lakewood. woohoo... a perfect excuse to spend the next couple of days confined to my bed.
i eased the car out once again and tried to relax while listening to the horrible noise. it became more and more periodic. i arrived at the belmont garage and much to my horrification learned we would be using my car to drive an elderly lady back home while she waited for her car. i was horrified because my car is generally a total mess. and wouldn't you know... by the time the owner of the garage fired her up, she had managed to "auto-correct" herself. no more noise! just like that! boy howdy i was glad they had talked me out of the tow.
so off for lumber i went. and good god damn is that shit heavy. i've primered most of the pieces and am now wondering if i've contracted a fatal disease in my throat as a result of not wearing a protective mask, goggles, and gloves as indicated on the can of primer.
ps: is it supposed to look a bit streaky?