it has been so far... I took the tram to Media Markt to go get myself a new mobile phone. I used to have one, a long long time ago, but hadn't bought a new one when it became unavailable to me. I didn't really need it when I was out of a job, besides I certainly couldn't afford it.
Now that I'm working again, and often go to places I've not been before, having some way of contacting the outside world is nice, not to say a necessity. When I got a flat tire on friday, it could have come in handy in case I wasn't able to fix it myself, or if something more serious happened.
So, I arrive at Media Market which is flooded with people and I enquire about the Sony Ericsson Z600, one of the models I found both appealing as well as having everything I desire for a reasonable price. I wanted my new toy to have bluetooth connectivity, as well as GPRS, a camera would be nice but not really needed. Oh, and it should be able to make calls as well, handle SMS, MMS and the lot.
They were out of the Z600 :( and the earliest day for them to come back in was thursday. I decided to go to the shopping center in Wijnegem instead, and get one at the Base shop. They too were out of them! Then I checked with the Belgacom store : no luck at all. Finally, the Mobistar center still had some, but they were 30 euro more expensive as with Base. I tried to get a discount by telling them the competition sells them cheaper, but that didn't fly. Anyway, I got my phone, and then went back to the Base shop - very hot lady behind the counter too - to get the subscription sorted.
After that, it was off to the supermarket to pick up plain water, coz on the way to the shopping center, my car decided to break down and overheat. I luckily noticed it before really bad things happened, pulled over and shut down the engine to let it cool off. I walked the half mile to the shopping center to get water, and after my shopping was done, I walked back with 10 liter of water and a new mobile phone. I was able to get about 2.5 liter into the cooling system and when I drove off, the temperature rose quickly but then settled around it's normal level. I made it home and called my dad to check what I should/could do about it. It's quite handy to have a dad that knows everything about technical things :)
I ran the engine for about 10 minutes, often pressed down on the accellerator to see if I could get it to overheat again, and hopefully spot where and if it was leaking, because in order to fix something, you first have to know what the problem is. Of course it refused to rise above normal temperature levels, so right now it seems ok.
It remains pretty strange though, especially because the wet spots in front of the car I noticed before driving off had appeared during a time when it hadn't been used for a couple of hours. I've got spare water in the car with me, and a phone to call people if needed, so I should be able to handle most things that happen with it now. It's been a stressful day...