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December 23, 2005

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Casting the Ether Into the Car

My car can make it from Centreville to Akron on a single tank of gas.

What it can't do is make it from work, to home, back to work, to the chiropractor, home again, a round trip to Fair Oaks Hospital, and then all the way from Centreville to Akron.

It almost made it though; the poor thing finally got sick of running on fumes about three miles from the exit where I was going to gas up before driving the last mile to my mother and stepfather's house.

Luckily, Jim was able to bring a couple gallons of gas and a can of ether out to meet me on the side of I-77. After gassing up a little bit, I tried to crank the engine. It got spark, but wouldn't keep running. A quick dose of ether into the air intake provided enough boom to help draw the fuel through the line. After that I gassed up where I'd been planning on going anyway.

Which should leave me plenty of gas to get to and from the football game on Saturday...

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