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Thread: One of THOSE days!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA

    One of THOSE days!

    Feeling some better and given a light green light to try normal activities. So the plan was to put Big John on the trailer. It will be easier to work on when I get to that point and it was in the way where it was.

    So first move Bruiser out of the way. Dead battery.

    Goal: Find the battery charger. Put on the back brace and start hauling stuff out of the basement of the MH. Of course, the charger was deep in. Took a half an hour to put things back together. Got the charger on the battery. I was done for the day. (Yesterday.)

    OK. New day today. Moved Bruiser. Took the tarp off Big John. Flat tire. Jacked up the tractor and remove the tire and wheel. Took tire to tire shop. 45 minutes later and $15 and I am back home putting the tractor back together. Went to start the tractor. Yup. Dead battery.

    Put the charger on and went on to have lunch. Took on some more mundane jobs. Had chiropractor appointment. Came home. Battery is charged. Plenty of daylight left. Started the tractor and moved it out. Put the truck back.

    Put the hitch on the car and hooked up the trailer. Set up the ramps. Back is doing fine so far. Lined up the ramps and went to start the tractor to run it up the ramps. It ran 20 seconds and ran out of gas!

    No gas can. Downloaded the 20% code for HF. Buttoned everything up here and headed across town. Picked up the can and went to get gas. Came home and put gas in the tractor. Relined up the ramps. Started the tractor and ran it up onto the trailer. And parked on a corner of the tarp I wanted to cover it with.

    Grabbed a corner of the tarp and backed down the ramps until the tarp came free. Pulled the tractor up, parked and locked the brakes. Backed the trailer into place and tarped everything down.

    And true to Murphy's idiom that everything takes longer and costs more, I finally came indoors, washed up and then noticed that I missed the only TV program I care to watch all week long. NCIS.

    I can hardly wait for tomorrow. Back is fine with all this. My state of mind, on the other hand, is a bit peeved. And I'm hungry.

    Oh! And Bruiser has a fuel leak I have to get to the bottom of soonest!
    Last edited by Carol Reed; 07-02-2014 at 03:54 AM.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    I blame the weather!!! Hope tomorrow goes a bit smoother there.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Humid Gulf Coast
    The Toil

    You know what they say about idle hands.

    The Back

    Lower back is the slowest muscle inthe human body to recover.

    I have known more than one person who said it was 6 or 7 months before they fully recovered from this to no pain.

    The Truck

    Geez, don't drive the thing with a gas leak. You or it will become a roast turkey in a flash.

    If you can't see it leaking smell for it.

    Get a couple of feet of heater hose from the auto parts store.

    put one end up to your nose and use the other end probe around.

    If its a fuel injector truck, the gas line will pressurize as soon as the key is on, and depressurize several seconds after the key is off.

    Good luck, and maybe its just a bad hose and not an expensive part.
    It's kind of fun to do the impossible

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Roanoke, Illinois
    Sounds like a script for a comedy. Here's to better days.
    Either you like bacon or you are wrong.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    Diesel truck, Scott. But, yeah. Gotta get it fixed.

    Some say the land of milk and honey; others say the land of fruits and nuts. All together my sort of heaven.

    Power is not taken. It is given. Who have you given yours to? Hmmmm?

    Carol Reed

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Thomasville, GA
    Forgive me, but there's gotta be a blonde joke in there somewhere!
    Bill Arnold
    Citizen of Texas residing in Georgia.
    NRA Life Member and Member of Mensa
    My Weather Underground station

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Well Carol you have had your share of bad days its got to get better ahead. Best of luck.

    Sent from my SGH-I337M using Tapatalk

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    well i am glad that it isnt just us heathens that get all the bad luck even the preachers have bad days too glad your back is doing better carol
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
    One hand washes the other!
    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Ditto on Larry's comment about your back...glad to see it's doing better.

    Hopefully you've had your weekly quota of hassle by now, so the rest of the week and weekend will be smooth sailing.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Reno, Nv
    Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.
    Your Respiratory Therapist wears Combat boots

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