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Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
11/28/20 7:53 a.m.

I am so sorry to see this. It's more important than ever that you take care of yourself. I hope that knowing that people here care about you helps.

Good luck.

zordak
zordak Reader
11/28/20 11:54 a.m.

Thank you all for your kind thoughts. I do my best to cope but sometimes I just need to vent some of this.

imgon
imgon HalfDork
11/28/20 5:03 p.m.

In reply to zordak :

Vent Away! You have had a tough year, we will keep you and your family in our prayers. Hope things go well. Hang in there.

Wally (Forum Supporter)
Wally (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/28/20 5:11 p.m.

In reply to zordak :

Vent away, it's surprisingly helpful sometimes. 

zordak
zordak Reader
12/7/20 10:05 a.m.

Well 2020 just won't stop. Just got a text from the wife, one of her sisters just past. Yes she had health problems but seemed fine just last fri. 

zordak
zordak Reader
12/30/20 10:02 a.m.

Well 2020 would not go away with out kicking me in the nuts one last time. Had to give up the old reliable jeep liberty to a granddaughter who need a car and was short on funds. (there is more crud that goes with this but lets stick to today) Wake up feeling pretty good, which is unusual but over night we got 8" or so of snow. Ok take the lincoln aviator which we bought to replace the liberty. Fine get it brushed off and head out. Now a little info about where I live. In the city about 20 blocks from down town on a 1 block long street that is one of the last 10 streets in the entire city that gets plowed and they leave a 2 foot snow bank at the ends of the street so getting to something plowed is a real pain. Ok get the lincoln moving out of the unplowed drive out to the street and headed towards the end of the block 150 ft away. get stuck on the bank. The liberty never got stuck. Ok rock it back and forth get another run and it stops right at the end.  now it wont move at all.  Go get the wife, she gets in and puts it in reverse and with the traction control off none of the wheels spin. Great trans or transfer case shot. Try to move the dam thing with our jeep grand cherokee, wont move it. Leave the thing in the street as now I am a half hour late and probably not going to get paid for the holidays because I am late for work. While trying to get the lincoln to move I am shoveling around the car and the wife decides she is cold and rolls up the window, so when I yell put it in gear and stand on it and start pushing she doesn't hear me so I start yelling at her and now she is pissed because i should never yell at her for the stupid stuff she does and will not accept my apology unless I say I should not treat her like that. I sorry I have asthma can't breathe trying to push and the person driving the car can't even leave the window down for 2 minutes. Any way the pile is in the middle of the driveway now the tow truck is stuck where the pile was stuck. I am at work and don't want to be here or drive home in the jeep or even be home right now. This just sucks.

 

zordak
zordak Reader
1/1/21 10:47 a.m.

Ok the wife and I made up that night. AAA finally came through and got the aviator moved to the driveway but could not get it to the garage so I spent yesterday using my 1000 lbs 6 ft come a long to move it to the garage, took all afternoon. the car will lunge a little but not move I can't see any bad drive shafts or half shafts so i figure it is either the transfer case or transmission and I am going to sell it for what I can get for it. I hope 2021 is a lot better than 2020.

zordak
zordak Reader
4/5/21 9:43 a.m.

O.K. The Wife is done with chemo, but developed a sinus infection and is on antibiotics. She seems to be recovering well. We have a long weekend camping trip to see friends of hers in 1-1/2 weeks and this seem to perk her up. My biggest annoyance now is the 2010 liberty we bought to replace the aviator. It looked o.k. runs good but developed an oil leak. At first I thought drain plug but after getting a good gasket/washer I found out it is the oil pan itself that is leaking. I drained the oil wire brushed the snot out of it and flaked off all the loose stuff. So after wiping it all down with brake clean I applied JB weld to the affected areas. Hopefully this fixes it, if not I am looking at a weekend of work to pull the front diff to change the pan. After all the garbage from the 70's and their easily rusting steel why would a manufacturer of a 4 wheel drive vehicle use the same stuff on vital parts like oil and trans pans.

zordak
zordak Reader
8/16/21 9:39 a.m.

Just me complaining some more.  A nice weekend weather wise and I end up working all weekend on maintenance on the house and trailer up north. It is Monday now and I am back at work and feel like I have had no time off. 

 

Apexcarver
Apexcarver UltimaDork
8/16/21 2:58 p.m.

I feel you, between work and kids (9mo and 3yearold) I feel like all I can do is stumble along. 

zordak
zordak Reader
5/30/23 10:15 a.m.

O.K. folks, This one is not a life changing one. It seems I cannot own a really nice firebird with out some lousy driver running in to it. back in '99 I just bought a really nice Trans am. about 2 months in some idiot kid with a new license and no sense goes ripping through my neighborhood and nearly totals it out. If not for the great people at the body shop it would have. Next I get a '96 formula in about '03 and sometime in the couple of years I had it some idiot tears the passenger door open in a parking lot. My '91 escaped without injury but I did not drive as much as I worked on it. Now last week Tues. I find a low priced '98 Trans am convertible 54000 miles white, white seats and a black top. Not perfect a couple of very minor dings but no rust (I live in rust central U.S.A.). Someone who does not know how to look behind them when backing out from poorly parking managed to put in a crease in the passenger rear quarter panel. Not bad but one of those if you don't get it fixed it leads to not keeping the car nice. Thanks for reading my vent,

 

06HHR (Forum Supporter)
06HHR (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/30/23 10:28 a.m.

Nobody looks behind them when they back up anymore.  I saw a young lady back out of her driveway and hit a car parked across the street, staring down at the damn backup camera screen the whole time.  

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