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The Autobiography of Russell
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Motorcycle down for the count
Well, the motorcycle trip is a no-go. I still have to figure out a couple of things, but they're unlikely to change the facts.

The tow was 70$.
The hour of diagnosis was 100$.

The main fix would be 450$ (4.5 hours of labor),
plus possibly another 50$ for parts.

There may be a secondary fix (minor servicing) to get the rest of it up to date for another 250$.
(2 hours of labor and 50$ in parts)

I might have been willing to do just the main repair labor, maybe even parts, but with what I'm already putting out and with the possibility of the minor servicing, it's way more than I'm comfortable with with my current funds level.

I'm getting them to fax me a list of exactly what they want to do to the bike. Once I get that I'm either going to see what they would buy it for, or I'll post an ad on CraigsList for it to see what I can get out of it.

Assuming the motorcycle is out, my options from here are to fly to Atlanta, or skip Atlanta and start looking for a job right now. In the mean time this puts a major kink into my ability to see people and do things while I'm in Vegas. I was not expecting that.

I'm going to find a game to immerse myself in until I'm ready to face facts and let this major upset of plans go.

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scixual From: scixual Date: August 16th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good luck!
zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 16th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry. I plan on personally emailing everyone I've contacted so far once I get the list from them and do some research if they're trying to rip me off.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 16th, 2010 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't have access to a computer powerful enough to support it right now. I only have my 1.67GHz netbook, and the graphics card is questionable at best.

Maybe toward the end of the year or next year.
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zimzat From: zimzat Date: August 16th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nope. I only know a few motorcyclists, even. I could email the gay motorcyclist group I join here to see if they know anyone. Hmm, it's an idea.
vaelynphi From: vaelynphi Date: August 17th, 2010 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Frankly, I started playing WoW again last month before moving, and I'm not even remotely regretting it; the stigma attached to that game is undeserved, even if leveling up requires gratuitous amounts of grinding--far less, still, than it used to, apparently.

Though I can see how it would become addictive, I can't sit down in front of my home computer for more than an hour. That's why I work on my laptop, on a couch, where it's more comfortable.

I hope you get everything in order, though; a vacation is always necessary.
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