Update on Car, Camera and Catastrophes

Hi all.
Well, my Labor Day visit to Iowa went pear-shaped 5 miles from my friends’ house, when the car started to act wonky and the check engine light came on.
Labor Day weekend is not the best weekend for this to occur. Initial codes from the car suggested transmission (eek!), but the final diagnosis and repair on Tuesday was a Engine Crankshaft sensor. So, hundreds of dollars instead of thousands. Plus, a lost day at work, and a very moody weekend.
So I missed SF Signal’s Hugo win, and a lot of other things.
This outlay, though, has pushed back my camera replacement, and has bollixed my hopes for a vacation in Colorado this October.
Bad Luck seems to follow me everywhere, huh?

SF Signal wins Best Fanzine for 2012

As Fred Kiesche said:
SF Signal wins for best fanzine…site…thing! And John DeNardo mentions all of us!
Holy frack…by six degrees of Kevin Bacon, “I” won a Hugo!

It’s true. I was name checked, and I write reviews for the site. Wow, just wow. I’m still depressed as of this writing about my car’s horrific issues but this is very cool.