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So I took my car in for a 30,000-mile maintenance check on Friday. This usually doesn't take too long, so I was surprised when I got a phone call just before the end of the day saying that my dashboard was still in pieces, there was no way they'd have it reassembled before quitting time, so I'd have to wait until Monday to get my car back.

Turns out they were tracking down a minor issue I pointed out to them, wherein the little light that indicates the alarm is armed doesn't blink once per second like it's supposed to, but instead flickers frenetically. I guess they started down the diagnostic path for that and before they knew it had half my car taken apart.

It could have been worse; Becca came down for a visit so was able to drive me around on a couple of errands I really needed to run, and I don't have to go to work tomorrow because it's a holiday. But I hope this doesn't cost me a mint. I have no idea if any alarm system fault would be covered on my warranty or not.

At least Ajay got a nice long walk today... it was the first day in a long time that it was above 20 degrees, and not too windy. Lately it's been down in the teens, or colder, and with quite a wicked wind, so dog walks have been a rather rushed run around the block. I'm sure he enjoyed the outing today.

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