Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Daily Grind

Filed under: Personal — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:36 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

Transmissions are hard things to ignore.

But, I’m trying. My friend worked on my car, but it looks like the transmission is slowing going out. It still stalls out if I get over 45 MPH, then brake. But, I can keep that from happening if I drop it into neutral and rev the engine over 3000 RPMs, then pop it back into drive. It’s a little strange to do, but it does actually work. Of course, I don’t know for how long it will work, but still, it’s getting by for now.
In the meantime, he’s going to see what he can do about getting my other car running again. As bad shape as it’s in, that old Tracker is still better than the Explorer right now.
I have to tell you it’s a little disheartening to have these kinds of problems and not be able to afford getting them corrected. When I got into IT, I thought I’d never have to worry about that kind of thing again. Of course, I never expected to have a glut of Network Engineers in Houston or a lack of people interested in Certified Novell Engineers. And, I never thought I’d take a $13,000 pay cut just to keep my house, either. Things never do seem to work out the way we expect, do they?

Ah, well, I’ll survive somehow.

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