this morning as I topped Capitol Hill on my way to pick up Karel and Tod, my clutch finally gave up the ghost at the corner of Mercer and Federal.

After some cell phone scrambling, I brought the car to berth in a quick turnaround transmission shop downtown. The car should be ready tonight.

UPDATE: All toold, this will be something along the lines of an $800 commute. Yesterday I was joking with Viv about buying a 1980’s Volvo we saw on Aurora for $575. Maybe I’m not joking so much now.