FULL day today. I slept in a bit as I had a late evening before sleep. So before I woke, my roofer guy came and was ready to start on the shop roof. So I slipped into work clothes & headed out the door, cup of coffee in hand, and spilling more than I drank! LOL
Kinda breezy, but got the one side finished before it got too windy to continue to the other side. We ran into a problem though, as when we pulled the old sheets off & put the new roof on, when we got to the last piece which overlapped the old sheet on the shed portion, it was way off. Turns out the old roofing was about 1/8" shorter between ribs, so after removing the 4 old sheets, we were 2" off when the new met the old. No way to get the last ribs to align, so we were forced to cut the last rib from the last sheet and overlay the flat portions. I had some 40yr high grade siliconized latex caulk to seal between the flats, so very doubtful it could ever leak, and even if it did, the flats have 2 slightly raised ridges which should carry any leakage on down to the dripline. Plus the double bubble insulation is under it all and would also carry any water on down. I parked the trailer with the remainder of roofing & other supplies in the shop to guarantee it would be dry when weather allows us to finish the roof on the other side. We'll have to use the same overlap method on the other side. I never thought of the older roofing being a different dimension! But that was 30 years ago, so I should have checked that. I fed silage in the middle of the roofing work.
Then I checked out the Jeep. I fired her up & the problem was still the same....at above 1500rpm the engine coughed, tach needle jumped, etc. Then I tightened all connections to the alternator and checked/wiggled all other connectors including the PCM. Then I fired her up & she ran just fine! So I drove it to town and stopped by a muffler shop & had him put on a new muffler, as this one had the seam blown open for a while now. Forgot to take my checkbook, so once he finished I drove home, then drove back to pay him. Ran flawlessly! But I know it still may do it again if there is a PCM issue. So I contacted the company where I purchased a reman computer a bit over a year ago. It had a lifetime warranty, but they say it only had 1 year and said I was out of luck. I was in the hospital with my blood clots in my lungs just a few days after receiving the PCM and lost track of the invoice & other paperwork, but I KNOW it was lifetime warranty. So after a few emails & no luck, I said "fine, I'll take my business elsewhere from now on". I think the guy I corresponded with while in the hospital sold his business, as it has a new address. The reason I had contacted him was because the lifetime warranty would take effect once I shipped the core back and was required to be back by 2 weeks, and I had no idea when I would be released from the hospital. He told me to get better & not worry, as he'd honor the warranty whenever I got it back to him. He was great to deal with. These new people were jerks about it all!
Then I fed out a few rolls of hay and some other chores.
Dad called a while ago & wanted my sister Wanda & I to come check on mom & try to get her to drink some water. Wanda did get her to drink about 6 to 8oz. She's had a home health care nurse visiting her the last few weeks. She is dehydrated and Dad wants her to go to the hospital. We are hoping the nurse, when she comes tomorrow will tell Mom she needs to go be admitted, as we don't think she'll drink enough to get over this and the IV would hydrate her fast. She hardly drinks or eats anything and is down to 92 pounds. Being dehydrated messes the mind making talking sense to her even more difficult.
Rain has arrived, and will be with us through tomorrow.