looks like i've got some time to kill

between this moment and the time i can go to the auto parts store....to get hose connectors and possibly a hose to redirect the flow of coolant from the heater core. normally at this time of day i'd be firing up my machine at work, getting some production going. drove to Loren's mom's this morning, brought the boy back before school. i had no problems until the drive from there to work. then a very large truck passed me in the opposite direction on SR92, which compromised the (obviously) tremulous hold the hood latch had on the hood itself, which then promptly flew up at approx 50mph and smashed the crap out of my windshield. scared the bejeezus out of me! it spiderwebbed the windshield impressively (i took a pic or two, i'll add them when i have more time). tried limping it home, but it flew up twice more in the process- smashing the windshield some more. eventually i got it home. tried calling in to work (6:40am) but no one was there yet. got in my truck, realizing that it's still spewing forth copious antifreeze smoke from the heater core- figured i could tough it out to work for a day.....but no, i find i am unable to willingly poison myself like that. went to the auto parts store to get hose pieces to bypass the heater core for the moment, until i can replace it (much effort involved in that- have to remove the entire dashboard, etc); they're not open yet, so here i sit waiting on parts. and how was YOUR morning?

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