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This week 2 things started going bad: my car and my feet.

Car: Part of this has likely been my fault; I went twice over the recommended mileage between oil changes so when I went in they had to do a lot in addition to the oil change: rotate tires, change air filter, replace rear light bulb, etc. all of which went well.

Things started going south when they unwittingly rolled down my "trick" driver's side window - beyond a certain point it always sticks and the only way to roll it back up is to take the inside door panels off and do it manually. Which they dutifully did, but it required a lot of time on both mine and the mechanic's parts.

This morning I wake up to find that something has shorted out the trunk latch as well. It won't stay closed, which means that even if the battery stays charged (increasingly unlikely) I'll likely get pulled over if I drive it.

I'm going to try and take it into the mechanic this week and get it fixed but I'm not too concerned about a long term fix because all of this is a strong indicator that it's time to get a new(er) car. Not how I wanted to spend the next couple of weeks, but this is a long time coming and can't wait anymore.

I'm looking at a hybrid because I like the ethics of extreme fuel efficiency, but much as I like D.'s Prius I don't like the lack of rear visibility when switching lanes so I'm not sure what I'm going to end up with.

On the up side: NEW CAR!

My feet: I do believe I'm developing a bunion on my right foot! I'm no expert but I'm definitely getting a tender bump and my big toe is developing an obvious inward angle. Neither side of my family has a history of bunions and I don't wear heels often so I can only suspect that this is another artifact of fencing. It doesn't hurt too much or look bad...yet. I've booked an appointment with a podiatrist to fix this before either happens: not only do I not want another painful circus like I had a few years ago with plantaar fasciitis, I am too young and too vain to have bony "old lady" feet yet :P (And I love my occasional heel, gorramit!).

Date: 2013-11-06 06:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Girlfriend, Esquire just had to buy a new car, and if I had been caught up on LJ I'd have suggested the two of you talk as you were researching, etc. Too bad I am the worst!

I've also just gone into private massage practice -- which I should post about! -- and am doing a lot of reflexology, so if your podiatrist thinks massage can help at all I might be a useful resource. The practice itself is also an amazing, amazing place worth supporting, and I'm offering discounts to new clients while I get started (on top of our already very affordable pricing). Longer email forthcoming, since seeing this reminds me you should be one of the people who gets it (and forgive me if you then see essentially a cross-post on my LJ) but just a heads up.

Also, we keep saying we should hang out. And I have a new job and new work schedule that allow for that sort of thing. I was delighted to see you at my birthday party, but that's eight months ago now -- would you like to try to get together before the next one?

Date: 2013-11-07 12:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I can still trade notes with her if she's interested. If not, feel free to pass on whatever tips I found to anyone who might need them. As someone who views car shopping as a chore I'm keen to spare similarly-minded individuals some pain if I can.

And congratulations on your new private practice! I'm not sure what the doc is going to recommend (it's mostly bursitis, not bunion), but I DO know I could use some kind of sports massage or something that provides similar rigor.

We should definitely hang out, and most of my weekends have at least a bit of free time in them. Email me privately and we'll see what we can do.

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