April 9th, 2007

Ratmobile

Broken brakes

Looks like my initial guess was right, the brake lines were apparently old and brittle and blew apart under the stress from bottoming out.  It was a good thing it happened when it did, on a rural road with no traffic only a couple miles from home.

Fortunately it's not going to be as bad as I'd feared, only $200 to install new lines, including labor.  I was fearing I'd damaged a caliper or worse, which would have been significantly more expensive.

The bad news is it will take 2-3 days for them to get the parts.  Bleah.
Think or I will set you on fire

Axe away

If you play Animal Crossing, be sure to connect to the Nintendo Wi-Fi this week (i.e., by going to the town gate and asking Copper to Invite Guests).  Then check your mailbox.  You should get a letter from Nintendo containing the massage chair, an important item in the trading procedure to get the Golden Axe.  Just give the chair to the mayor, who will be outside of the town hall the next few days for the Flower Festival.  He'll give you a Scallop, which you'll later be able to give to Pascal and receive either the Golden Axe or his photo.  Since the message chair is a catalog item, you can order a bunch of them, trade them for Scallops, then you'll be able to get both the Axe and the photo the next time Pascal comes around!
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