Saturday, June 20, 2009

Car & Camera Stuff

I went to Midas last Saturday to have them check my "check engine" light which has been on and off for thousands of miles, and they told me that it could be just a glitch, and they reset the check engine light and told me to come back when it came back on. Well, on my way to work Monday morning, as soon as I passed the same Midas, the light came back on!

So today I finally got back to Midas, they checked it again, and it was just what they thought it was; the OKRoad-mobile (2002 Mitsubishi Lancer) needs a new front catalytic converter. Yay. That's several hundred dollars down the drain. I'll get an actual estimate on the cost on Monday, but since it has 166,000 miles on it & has been to 41 states since I got it 6 years ago, I think it's about time for a new OKRoad-mobile. So, after the New England roadtrip in July, I will begin car shopping! Yay! (hope you sense my sarcasm there) Thankfully I am taking a rental car on the trip, so my wife & I don't have to worry about how the OKRoad-mobile will do.

In other news, last month, I bought a new 12.1 megapixel Sony CyberShot camera (quite an upgrade from the 5.1 megapixel camera I bought in February 2005). I had a 1 GB memory stick already, but today I ordered a 4 GB memory stick for it. I ordered this so I can do a couple things:
  1. take more pictures in a larger size than 640x480 like every other road scholar I know does, and
  2. so I can take some longer road videos
Yes, I am hoping to take some road videos with my camera in addition to road sign pictures. I have yet to make a video but will probably start out with some of the local highways in Oklahoma City.

I am still working on captions for pictures from 5/23/09's trip from Oklahoma City to Warwick to Calvin. I have made it to Tecumseh so far, so not too far to go. Hopefully I will finish the captions tonight or tomorrow.



HT said...

I know this is late, but same thing happened with me. I had to have my cat converters (both) replaced on my car. At the time the car had about 122000 miles on it. Cost me $974 to have it done. Oddly enough, I also had it done at a Midas shop. Right now, my car has 135000 miles and hope to get it beyond 200000.

I still use the same camera I got back in 2005. A Sony Cybershot DSC-P200 with 7.2MP.

Unknown said...

Well said! That certainly proved Canada's stupid foreign policy and the minister shut his wide mouth after hearing all other countries attending the CHOGM. Canada is promoting terrorism to be a close ally to US. This is very wrong and they just want to grab the Tamil votes which are mostly Liberal.