country Camry

bought the Camry used a year ago at the start of February, a v6 XLE 2008 model with 90K km on it with an extended warranty with no time limit on it and out to 200k km. In the past ten years I average about 10k km per year.

has run smoothly and I need reliable wheels to get to dialysis four times a week

first major problem, actually first problem of any scale, seems the alternator has given up the ghost

100 dollar deductible and all will be well

downside of the life in the country 100 miles north of Toronto is car parts take a little longer to get to the dealer, so without the car for 72 hours

i look forward to getting it back, it is a great ride, been loving those heated seats this winter.

Dialysis Troubles

Bluetyger - William J. Gibson's Notebook

Interesting dialysis day today, first my car’s electrical system failed, but I at least made it to the hospital, secondly, the fire in the hospital’s boiler room took place around 1030am, the dialysis patients were evacuated safely. I got my car towed to the Toyota dealer. And my sister helped out and we got safely home.

The fire department were not very fast in showing on the scene…22 minutes…Penetang Hospital has dialysis and geriatric ward and some rehab, lots of patients to move in a more serious fire.

The afternoon dialysis patients could not be treated, instead the nurses will somehow do three “runs” rather than the normal two tomorrow. I am back for treatment Wednesday. I am fine. We could definitely smell smoke. Seems a power outage, more of a brownout, part of the town of Penetang, affected some electric motors.

In the end they just got the eight…

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Sony tells me they are closing their Reader book store

Got an email the other day from Sony telling me that I will have to transfer my books to KOBO next month.  Sony is closing its Reader Book Store.   


I was surprised.  I admired their open welcoming, and easily transportable approach to e-readers and formats and platforms.  In contrast to Apple and iBooks.

Sad to see this digital ending.