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So earlier today, my father took me to the local pharmacy to purchase a pair of wrist braces- not the little elastic bands I'd been using, but the ones with the proper metal supports. With an intense CS semester scheduled, and for that matter just the TopCoder Open, I need them. (Ow.) I measure my hand, find a "medium" fits, try the left one and it works, so buy the pair.

...And of course the right wrist brace fails to fit; it's a full inch narrower, and that's not going to work. The person to whom we did the return suspected that somebody had previously bought it, run it through a washing machine and/or a drier (hand wash, air dry is what you're supposed to do to these things), then returned it. They didn't have one that does fit, so we'll have to try Rinderer's tomorrow.

The real problem was on the way down to Rinderer's, the vehicle was behaving oddly: refusing to shift out of first gear. Driving at 20 in a 25 zone, the friendly orange "CHECK ENGINE" light decided to turn on...

Not the best moment in our vehicle's history. I just hope the repair cost isn't too high- with my college expenses and rennovating the house, my parents don't need extra financial drains.


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When evil_puffball and I were on a trip in Arkansas, his van had a problem with not shifting out of first. They just had to replace a relatively inexpensive speed sensor at the dealership and we were on our way. (The hardest part was driving the about 30 miles to the with only first gear to get there.) So I wouldn't worry too much.

Murphie's law sucks doesn't it?

Hey, guess what? Q is coming back for the weekend during Labor Day Weekend! We may have a magic tourny, just to give you a forewarning, but don't think of anything as being in stone. Also, I REALLY hope no one comes that will make things too awkward...

Actually, to avoid a dilemma next weekend, we are actually holding the draft tomorrow (On Saturday), which is unfortunately, the day you plan on moving in. If you have any free time to participate, that would be awesome. It should be a lot of fun. Please give me a call when you make it to campus tomorrow.

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