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[Apr. 18th, 2016|09:24 pm]
E.G.
So not a productive day, with some sort of procrastination cycle going on. I read the internet. Which is a joke, but recalls the time when i could read all my Usenet feed and there were just enough new posts to keep me going around and around. Did that fuel some good procrastination cycles in grad school.

Tonight we are keeping Edward in. He is pacing a bit, and then chasing Luigi. Christine worries he's going around wanting to relieve himself outside: i believe he's more like a teenager who wants to get away from his parents and go party in the moonlight.

I suspect i will be tromped on tonight. "Can i go out now?"

NO NEWS FROM THE SELLERS. Here's hoping they agree to do the repairs.

We're trying to decide how to get both vehicles across the country. We could ship one. Or we could each drive. We're going through various friends with whom we can imagine being stuck with for five days and asking if they're willing. My Dad volunteered my Mom, which ...erm, ... hmm.

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[User Picture]From: annie_r
2016-04-19 08:49 pm (UTC)
At least the weather will be nice for a long drive. When is the closing?
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-04-20 01:56 am (UTC)
We hope it is May 10th. We aren't planning to leave here until May 20th. That should get us ...HOME!... in NC before the Memorial Day weekend.
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-04-20 01:41 am (UTC)
I dunno if this is a good idea -- usually it requires physical modification and having one somewhat burly car -- but you could tow one car using a tow bar or trailer, with the other car.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-04-20 01:52 am (UTC)
I actually looked this up early on: the weight of the car is more than the tow weight of the truck. (It seemed like it would be an easy way to manage this.)
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-04-20 01:59 am (UTC)
Fair enough.
I've seen quite small cars towing other small cars using drawbars, so the towed car has all four wheels on the ground and the towing car doesn't carry any weight. However, that's where they often require removal of driveshafts for long-distance towing, insofar as otherwise differentials tend to fail, and that's not viable on front wheel drive cars.
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[User Picture]From: elainegrey
2016-04-21 03:04 pm (UTC)
That's intriguing, and makes me wonder if i looked at the right spec for the truck. (or if the random lookup was accurate).

On the other hand, Christine's managing this and she's maxed out on dealing with details -- and since driving the car cross country wouldn't bother me, i'm going to let the planning go.

But i am going to reexamine the towing capacity!
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[User Picture]From: randomdreams
2016-04-22 01:15 am (UTC)
They may have been towing otherwise damaged cars, but we passed a bunch of RAV4-sized cars towing other RAV4-sized cars well outside of Memphis the other day.
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