Is is Monday all week?
This morning I had to rush to get Heath on the bus. I could not get that boy in gear. I barely had a sip of coffee after I had him dressed and fed, then he had to be shuffled off to the bus. He wakes up like his momma. I wake up and I am up. They have to have about 30 minutes to transform from Zombie to human.
Then I got to wait. And wait, And wait. And wait for Graham. I called and texted and finally he told me he had a chiropractor appt today.
I got bored and was messing with my computer and messed up. My computer isn't normal anymore. The one in the office took a dirt nap. I was using Stephs 49 pound laptop and I lost my grip and dropped it 4 inches and broke the screen. So I took the small flatscreen TV out of the ofice and mounted it by my recliner. Nice solution huh.
Well, while I was bored I decided to try to make the picture fit the screen better. In the process I dropped my mouse. It shut off the second monitor. While I was trying to see if the cable was unpluged I unplugged the charger. Then while I was scratching my head the computer shut down.
I only had 3/4 in ch of usable screen. I could not put the password in because I had no idea where to put it. so I quit
At 1130 he showed up. He did not go to get the parts though. So I sent him after them.
He came back and we got back on the truck.
It took us 3 hours to get the oil pan off. Not because we are incompetent, but because a team of drunk rabid monkeys installed it and then formed the truck around it. I was about ready to saw the front end off the truck.
It finally came free and Graham grabbed it and put it behind the tire out of my sight where I promptly forgot to look in side it.
Heath's bus appeared and I went over to get him, grease and all. He had on different pants than he left with. He had an accident on the bus on the way to school.
I pulled off the oil pump and found this.
Pump is completely plugged up. New pump vs old one.
Like a dummy I went ahead and installed the new pump and a rear main seal. remember I said Graham put the pan where I couldn't see it. Well, he handed it back to me and it sounded like a maraca. I scooped the bottom of the pan and came up with very thin shards of steel.
For those wondering I hit submit instead of adding a picture. So here is the rest.l
Steph came home while we were in the discovery phase. I think Graham would have cried if she had not.
At that point there was nothing left to do but pack up.
I honestly thought it was a good truck. Had I not I would never have loaned him the extra money to buy it. Now we have to find an engine. Anyone got a 2.2 they want to part with cheap?
I came in and showered off 4 inches of grime and grease.
Steph wanted to walk after dinner. I wanted to slide deeper in to my recliner. So we both did.
While I sat here I got to playing with the computer. After a 30 minute sub hunt I finally got the password in the box and got the screen on.
Then I had 3/4 inch of monitor to work with. While I played with that I noticed that one of the F keys has a sub heading that says CRT/LCD. It turned the tv on, but it read it as a second monitor and not a duplicate and it only had a background. So I played around and managed to figure out how to put something from one screen to the other and finally got the stupid thing working.
I will be perfectly satisfied with an off center picture.
Steph walked both dogs. We have a pronged collar we use or they will smell a wild animal and nearly drag you off your feet. She took Carmels regular collar off to use it.
They all came in and I was sitting here and Heath decided to put the red collar back on her. He had both ears under it and her eyes pulled back like she was oriental, but she just sat there. She loves her boy.
Edited by UncleWillie, September 13, 2016 - 07:45 PM.