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We left the hotel later than expected yesterday, because I realized we could watch the Inauguration! So we stayed through the oaths, and left in the middle of the poem. That combined with nasty traffic in CT meant I got home pretty late. Am a little grumpy today with sleep-deprivation.

On the way out of the hotel, one of the wheels on my suitcase broke. I am very sad about this, as it was a gift from my parents, and it had lots and lots of use over the last dozen or so years, so it's a familiar friend. The annoying part is that it's really hard to get a wheel fixed (I've tried, with a wheelie tote of the same brand). The one place that offers it doesn't do it in-house, they have to ship it out, which of course piles on the cost and the time involved, and means I have to make two separate trips to drop off and to pick up. The housing is not constructed in such a way that I can fix it myself (I've tried). It's so frustrating that the whole suitcase can be in such great shape, but one weak point can make it nearly useless for its intended purpose. I'm going to look into getting it fixed anyway, because replacing it with another nice one is an even larger expense. I have to take care of it before WisCon in May.

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ratphooey
Jan. 22nd, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
You can borrow one of ours for WisCon if you need to.
oracne
Jan. 22nd, 2013 05:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I still have my carry-on size one, and a GIANT one, but this is the perfect middle ground...I can check a bag free on the airline I'm taking.
purlewe
Jan. 22nd, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
hey can you tell me where you take your bag to get its wheel fixed? I had one broken by jetblue in Canada last yr and need to get it fixed too.
oracne
Jan. 22nd, 2013 05:14 pm (UTC)
This place at Broad & Walnut: http://robinsonluggage.com/

It's been a while since the other issue, so have to find out their current repair methods (I'm assuming the same).

The suitcase wasn't purchased there, but my (alas stolen) expensive duffel was, so I feel we have a relationship of some kind....
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