March 31, 2006

On The Road Again...

Yep, the nightmare is over. I finally got the car on the road yesterday. The most amazing thing about yesterday was that it went so smoothly.

One nice new thing that started this week: The buses now give out what they call a "Zip Trip pass". Unlike the old transfers that you use only once (and never on the same busline that issued it), the new Zip Trip pass can be used over and over again on any bus for the 90 minutes after it was issued. Rather than insert it into the fare box and watch it disappear, you swipe it like a credit card and get to keep it.

I got on the southbound #4 at 1:17. My Zip Trip pass is good 'til 2:47.

I got downtown at 1:30, hopped on the northbound #8 at 1:35, got to my aunt's place of employment at 1:45, she notarized my form and I was out the door by 1:55. I got back on the #8 southbound at about 2:15 and arrived downtown just in time to catch the #12 at 2:30. Four bus rides for the price of a single $1.50 fare. Sweeeeeet.

I arrived at the DMV at about 2:45 and, amazingly, there was only a little over an hour of sitting around time before my number was called. I'd fully expected another glitch, such as having to put the car through an inspection before I could register it. But, nope, everything was in order and I was out the door five minutes later. Sweeeeeet.

So, I left the DMV at about 3:55, was on the #12 at 4:15, got downtown at 4:30, hopped on the #4 at 4:40 and got home at about 5:00.

I put the new plates on the car and turned the key. No go. The battery was weak. I'd left it sitting there for about three weeks straight without starting it up, and when I first put it there it was bitterly cold. So my housemate gave me a jump and all was right with the world.

I decided that the first place to go was to Massimo's Pizza. I hadn't been there in a couple of years 'cause it's on the other side of town. In fact, it's around the corner from the DMV. I headed on over and made the crosstown trip in seven minutes. Sweeeeeeeet.

And oh what a day it was today for an afternoon drive with the window down. Now all I gotta do is get some money coming in. I mean, the car's a nice place to sit and drive around in, but I wouldn't wanna live there.

Posted by Tuning Spork at March 31, 2006 07:03 PM | TrackBack

WoooHoooo and YaY!

Posted by: Stephen Macklin at March 31, 2006 07:56 PM


Posted by: Ted at March 31, 2006 09:43 PM


Posted by: Edith at April 1, 2006 10:53 PM

Yay! Now you just need a second job to pay for gas... ;)

Posted by: Susie at April 4, 2006 09:10 PM
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