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January 18, 2007
First Mate May Come Home Tomorrow

The First Mate continues to improve after her nephrectomy yesterday, so much so that her doctors expect to send her home around noon tomorrow. She dialyzed today and had a blessedly uneventful run, and her pain doesn't require any substantive control. She is anxious to leave, as she always is, and sounds very chipper indeed.

Unfortunately, I only know this by speaking to her on the phone. The windshield spray pump stopped working on my four-year-old Honda CRV, which may not sound like a big deal, but those who have driven in snowy areas understand how problematic that can be. I tried getting the wipers to clear the muddy moisture off my windshield on my way out of work, but it only smeared it and made it more difficult to see. I'm actually blogging from the customer Internet "cafe" at my local Honda dealership to see if they can replace the pump (or fix whatever is causing the problem) while I wait. If not, I'll have to rent a car for a couple of days, and the FM will get to have a new ride home from the hospital.

On the plus side, how cool is it that I can blog from the waiting room of my local car dealership?

UPDATE: More coolness from the dealer. The problem with the windshield fluid pump? A frozen line. They're running hot water through it to clear it out and will replace the fluid ... for free. They're also going to fix a nagging problem I've had with my door switch (which will cost me $65, which is very reasonable) that has made the interior lights act strangely. In case you wondered, the dealer is Richfield Bloomington Honda. If you need service for your Honda vehicle, this is a good place to go.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at January 18, 2007 5:47 PM

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