I just ran out of gas.

I left on a trip to McDicks of all places. It’s a 160km round trip for me, over a mountain. I only was going to McDicks, no other reason for the drive. I knew I was cutting it close and that there are no open gas stations at this time of night in my area.


This is where the Jeep sits. It’s -10F and dropping. I saw two other cars the whole trip, which for the most part has marginal cell coverage at best. The last 30km of the mighty 4.0 coughing and stuttering — and wondering whether this hill or the next one will be my last— have been incredibly stressful.

My driveway is between the first and second streetlights. This could have been much, much worse.

Don’t be stupid, Oppo.

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