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May 23, 2005

"How exactly did I wind up here?"

I figured out what happened Friday morning: the Miata battery had run down while parked in our garage. After letting it charge all weekend I decided to take it for a spin on Sunday night.

Seemed like an easy trip: Take the baby car out to the main road our neighborhood is off of, hit the highway for a few minutes and head back home. (The full moon didn't hurt.)

About halfway down the big hill on the main road I hear something go "whap" off the back of the car. Not sure what it was I looked around but didn't see anything. Oh well.

A short drive later I start to pull into the drive and then realize: the whap was the garage door opener that I had placed on the roof when I was getting into the car.


I then spent the next 65 minutes driving along the same quarter mile stretch of the main road with my high beams on looking for the darn remote. (Aided by the tiny little flashlight I keep in the Miata.) I drive past the soccer field, the park and then turn around and head back up the hill.

Did I mention the remote is black with a small grey button?

The choice is find it or go home and wake up Fabulous Babe to let me in.

I kept looking.

Finally I spot the darn thing and scoop it up. It's now ridiculously late and I'm pretty sure I ran over the remote a few times while looking for it.

Posted by Jim at May 23, 2005 12:59 AM


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