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There are moments in life when you truly feel small and alone against the world... breaking down on the busiest motorway around Paris when you're travelling on the fast lane tends to do that to you. My car literally died on me : no power, no engine no life support. no nothin'.
I just had time to use the momentum to cross two lines before coming to an halt in the middle of traffic, almost perpendicular to the rest of the cars coming right at me. I had to get out and push my car (and me) out of the fraking way. Now when you're travelling on a motorway, cars don't seem that fast but when you're *walking* on that same motorway pushing your, up to that point, trusted vehicle and you got cars passing left, front and center: it is a whole new scene.

I finally reached an exit that of course was going uphill, at that point I was thinking about just laying down and die. Fortunately for me, help was on its way : a tiny blond girl on the way to her bus stopped to ask me if I needed help pushing. I said yes at least for the uphill part and she was like "I don't know if I'm strong enough but hell let's give it a try" (she actually told me that :-), she just shoved her umbrella (oh yeah it was raining ^^) and her coat on the passenger seat. And the both of us pushed the damn car uphill (that's one heavy sonofabitch, considering it's not that big). And then she was gone, not even time for a proper good bye.
Blond girl, my thanks to you, live long and prosper and all that.

As I've been having troubles with the battery all week long, that's the first thing I changed and it seems to be okay now. But the way the car suddenly stopped doesn't fit with a battery problem (at least from what little mechanical knowledge I have). Guys, if any of you knows a bit about mechanics, I'm open to any suggestion, ideas, educated guess etc...


And I just wanted to thank all the BR crowd (and affiliates) for last week end. It was just pure fun, laughs, convention dances, geeking and fanboying around, getting slightly drunk and going to bed at sunrise.
I don't know what I'd do without you guys. Next stop : New Year's Eve, my place ! If you can read this, consider yourself invited !!

Date: 2007-08-24 01:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parting-ways.livejournal.com
je demanderais à Phi demain (il est mécano à la base avec le diplome et tout... si si !! :)) et pour NYE, si je peux je viens... enfin comme d'hab quoi... Bisous à toi !!

Date: 2007-08-24 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] parting-ways.livejournal.com
alors selon Phi, si t'avais plus rien, plus de phares, plus de voyants, plus d'essuis glace, vérifie surtout l'alternateur, les masses et la bobine... il pense que c'est l'alternateur qui a merdé et une fois la batterie totalement vidée ça a tout pété... Ou alors si la batterie est morte à l'intérieur et que t'as deux composants qui se touchent, ça peut tout péter... Enfin voilà...

Date: 2007-09-06 08:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
J'arrive un peu après la bataille mais c'était effectivement l'alternateur qui était mort (ma caisse était re morte dès le lendemain soir :). Mes remerciements à toi et à ton homme.

Pour le nouvel an, même si c'est à la dernière minute, n'iporte comment en vrac... pas de souçi, tu es toujours la bienvenue. Bisous à toi aussi :)

Date: 2007-08-24 06:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grimma.livejournal.com
Pour tout t'avouer, je m'attendais à un message du genre un jour où l'autre. Et cette gentille petite blonde, est-ce qu'elle t'as fermé le loquet de la porte passager? ;)
J'espère que c'est pas trop grave, doc, parce que les galères automobiles coûtent trop souvent bonbon...

Dis, dis, c'est comment ton chez toi à toi, maintenant???

(Psssst, pour NYE: je suis de nouveau chez Elisa mais marchi bcp pour l'invit'!)

Date: 2007-08-24 06:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grimma.livejournal.com
Ah, j'oubliais: bravo pour ta non-mort sur l'autoroute. J'aurais été terrifiée...

Date: 2007-09-06 08:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
Merci mais je t'avoue que j'étais pas rassuré non plus.
Je suis resté 2 bonnes minutes dans ma caisse immobile au millieu de la route avec les warnings et les voitures qui passaient autour, avant d'oser enfin sortir et commencer à pousser.

Date: 2007-09-06 08:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
Mon chez moi avance lentement mais surement, j'ai bon espoir qu'il soit fini pour le nouvel an (fingers crossed).

Parlant d'Elisa, est ce que vous avez convenu d'une date pour allez voir David Tennant et Patrick Stewart sur scène parce que y'a pas moyen que je n'aille pas les voir et que c'est aussi bien d'y aller en bonne compagnie :)

Date: 2007-09-22 08:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] grimma.livejournal.com
On n'a rien prévu pour l'instant pour Shakespeare - il y a déjà des dates??? Mais tu peux compter sur nous pour organiser un petit Stalking Trip digne de ce nom :)

Date: 2007-08-24 09:11 am (UTC)
ext_30914: (Drive truck)
From: [identity profile] petit-rhino.livejournal.com
Well, it's good to know you're still alive :)
Life expectancy on motorways are very short.

>>that's one heavy sonofabitch, considering it's not that big<<
That's when I'm so glad to have a twingo. It's so light.

Date: 2007-09-06 08:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
That's a good news indeed :)

I love Fred and it pains me to say that but Twingo are friends not foodtoys not cars :) *ducks* :)

Date: 2007-09-08 09:30 am (UTC)
ext_30914: (Impala)
From: [identity profile] petit-rhino.livejournal.com
Yeah, you'd better run!! At least my toy car never dropped dead on me ;-p

Date: 2007-08-24 06:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] helygen.livejournal.com
OMG I'm glad you're okay! And yay for Buffy tiny blonde girl! *g*

Don't you have emergency/recovery services on your motorways? I'm fairly sure we'd get arrested if we started walking around on ours, even to push the car off the road O.O

Date: 2007-09-06 08:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
Thanks ! I did not think about Buffy at first but yeah it makes sense now, she must be some kind of super hero :) That's why she left so quickly. Seriously, when we were done pushing I just got into the car to put the hanbrake on and when I got out she was walking away. Anyway :)

We do have emergency/recovery services but the price you pay for them depends on the insurance you've got and mine is not so good on that front. So I'd rather start walking and push for a few hundreds meters :)
But you do make a very good point, it didn't even cross my mind I could get arrested for walking around the motorway even to clear the road. I need to check just in case it happens again.

Date: 2007-08-25 01:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heikki-cheren.livejournal.com
Glad to hear nothing happened to *you*. On y tient, à notre Fred.... ^^

Sorry for last weekend, I think I had a few not very sociable hours. But I had to get all kind of things fixed for this weekend. And actually, I don't really regret it even though the timing was bad. I now have a boyfriend, tralalala.

Date: 2007-08-29 07:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] south-uist.livejournal.com
Et tu l'annonces comme ça? Details, please :))

Date: 2007-08-31 12:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heikki-cheren.livejournal.com
Ben, euh, ouais. Je me disais que ça passerais plus ou moins inaperçu. ^_^

Date: 2007-08-31 06:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] south-uist.livejournal.com
Eh non, c'est raté! :D Rien n'échappe à mon oeil de lynx...
Réponds par mail si tu préfères, mais réponds !!

Date: 2007-09-06 08:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
Merci :)

Actually I felt like you were doing okay, when you were playing everybody was doing their own stuff anyway. It's the evenings that count and you were there at least when I was sober enough to remember. And glad for the bf ^^

Date: 2007-09-06 10:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heikki-cheren.livejournal.com
Well, I wasn't exactly playing. Non-WOW-players may not be aware of that, but sometimes WOW is just like a rather expensive and colored MSN. ^_^

There were times where you weren't sober enough? Tsss... I had the feeling you were doing ok. Well, at least better than the year where you spent two hours in the wc.... :P

Date: 2007-08-29 07:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] south-uist.livejournal.com
Ouf ! J'ai eu peur en lissant ton post ! Tu es entier, c'est le principal. Pour ta voiture, balance-lui un coup de pied de ma part, elle a pas le droit de nous causer des frayeurs pareilles ;))

Pour le côté mécano, dsl, pas les compétences... mais tiens-nous au courant.

Et pour le week end à Paris, c'était vraiment sympa de te voir et de constater que ta vie allait bien. C'est réconfortant de savoir que ça arrive, et plaisant à regarder :)

Date: 2007-09-06 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] the-swordman.livejournal.com
Merci :)
Et pis la voiture j'ai laissé passer pour cette fois (même si elle m'a relaché le lendemain soir :) Après tout, j'en ai un peu besoin :)

Pour le côté plaisant, j'en ai autant à ton service :) et franchement ma vie va toujours bien. Y'a juste des degrés dans le bien.

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