Viva Las Vegas

I just got back from a long trip to Las Vegas.

I will try to post some pictures later.

another day, another marriage.

this past weekend i got married (again, lol).

while the last marriage was more about doing the right thing my daughter (born out of wedlock), this marriage was more about loving each other and being in love.

hopefully this one will last longer, as it is something we both wanted.

robbery update

a few days ago, i posted about a robbery i was the victim of. after taking all my money and cell phone, the robbers used my cell phone to rob a neighboring pizza store. as per the police request, i left my cell phone on for a week after the robbery.

my cell phone company recorded all of the calls they made, and using reverse lookup, several addresses were found of the places that were called. using this information, the police made an arrest. i'm still waiting to hear from a detective if there is anything more i need to do with the case.

someone from Webster University interviewed me, and the interview was printed in their local paper. you can read the article HERE.

the local Channel 4 news ran a story on the mine and another robbery, you can read the story HERE.

i must have the best fucking luck ever

Thursday night after i made a pizza delivery, two black guys in their mid 20s surrounded me. one pulled out a small, silver-ish hand gun, and demanded money. the other grabbed me from behind and started pulling stuff out of my pockets.

i told them they could have all my cash, but i wanted my wallet back because of the pictures of my daughter and my family. i told them this repeatedly, and eventually they gave the wallet back, sans money.

they then told me to run back to my car, or they'd shoot me.

i lost over a hundred dollars and my cell phone. now they're using the cell phone to call other pizza places to try and rob them.

how could so many things go wrong after an accident?

my thermostat was bad. it wasnt regulating temps, causing my car to overheat and my air conditioner to turn off.

$20 part, $120 labor.

my vent fans would go off and on with a "click" and "pop" sound. sometimes they'd stay off all day. my air conditioner would be on, it just wouldnt be blowing on me.

turns out the wires going to the fan were all burned up and melted. why? i dont know. i was told the vent blower fan had shorted out, causing it to overheat. the popping sound i head was BARE WIRES touching each other from the rubber and plastic melting, causing sparks to fly.

$110 for a new blower. i couldnt find a pigtail plug to put on it, so i have some other plug clamped down on the wires.
i installed it myself (it was painfull trying to bend and work under my dash).

things seem to be working ok now. after about 10 minutes of full blast, the wires were a little warm. i dont know if its because the motor is warm, and that is normal - of if there is something overheating again.

so $230 to fix fans/heating/cooling issues that all popped up when another car hit me. my insurance company, their insurance company, and the auto body place all say that it cant be accidently related, and that it was all electrical issues that just so happened to pop up at the exact moment when i got hit.