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Big S is dead as a doornail. I finally got him jumped and charged up, and tried like hell to warm him up, only to realize after shoveling for some 30 minutes that there wasn’t an iota of hot air coming out of those vents. Great. Bad heater core? Clogged lines? Something even worse?

He’s in the shop right now and I’m on fuckin’ pins and needles waiting for the verdict.

Might just need a “flush of the heater core” or something, and that’ll be it. Might be worse. Fuck.

Cold as hell here. Not much else going on.

Oh wait, yeah, one more. Turns out the “Ice Storm of the Century” fell on the Northwest, and Portland and Seattle are under three feet of ice or something. Leigh’s flight back home was cancelled, and she’s been put through the Holidaze travel grinder the last couple days. Best she could get was a flight to Detroit, so it looks like I’ll be braving the roads down there to grab the gal. Happy Holi-daze.

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7:37PM UPDATE: Leigh just got on a flight out of Seattle, headed to Minneapolis, with a slim chance of catching the flight to Traverse City later tonight. Hell yes. Fingers are crossed. If she misses the flight, plans are drawn up to stay the night at Ft. Ryno’s in Minneapolis. Poor girl.

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Posted by: orville Esoy on 12/22/08 at 2:47 PM

Canceling my PDX Xmas this year.

Too damn crazy. Gotta make it up in a few weeks, or when it un-freezes.

Good luck out there….

Posted by: Eric Powers on 12/22/08 at 2:49 PM

Let’s pray she gets somewhere safely but holy HELL, Ryno’s! Merry Christmas from Seattle!!!!!!!


Posted by: styk on 12/22/08 at 9:37 PM

my sister lives in portland and had a flight to san diego on saturday. flight got canceled and so she rebooked and hopped on a flight to seattle as well. but then got stuck there for three days and had to sleep in the airport and stand in 12 hour lines. crazy. she finally got home tonight. my best wishes to leigh. i hope she makes it out of there!!!

Posted by: bethany on 12/22/08 at 10:51 PM

In minni at a “hotel”. It is free. And close. There’s a lotta snow- I am prayin’ to get home. Really. Ah Ryno- would of been nice to see you and your lovely. Thank you very much for the offer.
Wish me luck!

Posted by: leigh McKolay on 12/22/08 at 11:36 PM

cold here to… we have been in a -32 windchill climate for the last 2 weeks… WTF do i live here???

stay warm dude. shipping you a guppyxmas treat.

peace from the great north


Posted by: craig on 12/23/08 at 6:40 AM

Yeah, I’m told bitter cold will do some strange stuff to thermostats too. And if this Wisconsite can endorse one car-related winter product: Optima Batteries (optimabatteries.com). Worth every penny.

Good luck man.

Posted by: Nate on 12/23/08 at 6:51 AM

Don’t know if you’ve seen this yet, but should warm ya up.


Posted by: Slamb on 12/23/08 at 1:43 PM

Your vector illustrations are unreal man…

Posted by: Charles on 12/24/08 at 7:26 AM

dude- I just had to “flush of the heater core” on my Passat wagon (Greenie, as I call her)

$500 fucking dollars. Bastards. But. I’m warm now.

Posted by: vtlogcabin on 12/29/08 at 2:34 PM

dude- I just had to “flush of the heater core” on my Passat wagon (Greenie, as I call her)

$500 fucking dollars. Bastards. But. I’m warm now.

Posted by: vtlogcabin on 12/29/08 at 7:15 PM
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