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No Time
No Time UltraDork
3/18/23 3:46 p.m.

In reply to The_Jed :

Careful asking to have it looked when you're at the vet, I've seen how they take patient temperatures 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/18/23 3:58 p.m.
No Time said:

In reply to The_Jed :

Careful asking to have it looked when you're at the vet, I've seen how they take patient temperatures 

mad_machine
mad_machine GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/18/23 8:26 p.m.
Toyman! said:

In reply to 93EXCivic :

I have a hospital that has run into a similar problem. The Formica used to laminate every door in the hospital is discontinued. That means that every replacement door will not match the rest of the building. The building is less than 5 years old. They are not happy. 

With a big enough order, they should start production up for you.  We just recarpeted one of our theatres, after almost 20 years, they were able to get the exact pattern.

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
3/18/23 9:25 p.m.

I finally had time to look at the Miata I stuffed into the tire barrier last weekend.   It's got a pretty good kink in the right front frame rail.  I've got to decide if I want to try and straighten it myself,  have someone with a frame bench straighten it or replace everything that's bent.  This car has been wrecked before.  I pulled everything back the last time.  It might be time to replace the right front clip.

 

johndej
johndej SuperDork
3/18/23 9:54 p.m.

12 hours of Sebring goes full nascar. 

The Santa Fe clutch replacement saga might be coming to a close. I stopped by the shop on Friday. The mechanic showed me how the throw out bearing was not seating in the pressure plate. It's a pull type clutch where the ToB has a tapered nose and a groove that is captured by a circlip in the PP. The ToB is then pulled by a fork on a shaft that has a lever that the clutch slave cylinder pushes against. It's a goofy setup.

Anyways, the mechanic could not get the ToB to seat into the PP. He tried prying the clutch shaft lever to push the ToB into the PP. I suggested that he pry and I use a mallet to smack the lever. It worked! This is the second time I had to help him. He was embarrassed and stated that he would take care of me on the labor charge.

He called me yesterday stating that he tore the CV boot on the passenger side axle. He replaced it at no charge, which was nice. Yesterday evening he called me to say the road test went great and it drove and shifted perfect.

I'm supposed to pick it up today.

Total time in the shop: 17 days

Book time for clutch replacement: 7.5 hours

Number of labor hours he's put into it: 22+ hours

Items replaced: flywheel, clutch disc, release bearing, pressure plate, clutch master cylinder, clutch slave cylinder, passenger side CV axle

Original estimate: $1,246 w/tax

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/19/23 12:01 p.m.

I get it, you're employees are all incompetent with no building trade experiences. I accepted that a long long time ago.

But for God's sake can't your store designers put things together? Or maybe you're website/employee app actually point you towards what you need?

Why do I need to go back and forth across the store 4 times to get drywall, mud, tape, sanding stuff, blades, and a mud pan? Why can't all the drywall stuff be by the drywall? Make too much sense? Or did some marketing zombie convince you people would buy more stuff if they had to search the whole store for materials to do a project? Because honestly I'm tempted to get hosed on delivery fees and just get everything ordered from somewhere else because you make the store so annoyingly difficult to navigate. 

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/19/23 2:01 p.m.
A 401 CJ said:
Antihero said:

So.....my dad isn't doing well. Medically he's fine, a little pneumonia that is clearing with medication but other wise he's doing good.

 

But mentally it's another question.

 

The steroid psychosis hasn't fully abated and other medications aren't helping either, so being the stubborn man he is hes going with what he's good at: being stubborn. This means he really doesn't want to cooperate with his rehabilitation, because he doesn't really understand why it's necessary.

 

But here's the thing: his doctors know he's out of it yet when he says he doesn't want treatment and just wants to be left alone, they call me and freak out. Literally they say " He seems articulate,so he's obviously in his right mind and he doesn't want to do rehab and wants to be left alone, so we are gonna have a hospice consult".

 

 

He wants to be let out because he currently thinks he's in a berkeleying Ukrainian POW Camp. Of course he wants to be let to go home. When I mention this, they are like " well yeah, he thinks that......but he's articulate!"

 

 

I'm sorry my father isn't a dribbling idiot, but no.....he doesn't want to die now. I've had many talks with him about this, and recently. He was also raised Catholic and a part of him thinks giving up = suicide and I think everyone knows what that means.

 

berkeley am I tired of this conversation, and direct contact with my dad is very touch and go.

 

Basically, I'm just very tired 

It can be extremely extremely tiring caring for a loved one who may be "in and out" like that.  My wife's father lived his final 10 years in a state of semiconsciousness.  Worst part was that to cope with his difficulty breathing due to COPD he learned to recite a mantra.  And that mantra was "I'm sick", "I'm so sick", "oh I'm sick", on and on ad infinitum.  He didn't even know he was saying it.  I watched him transfer seamlessly one Thanksgiving from that constant mantra to "hey Bob, what time does the game start?".  I really don't know how my mother in law took it.  But like your father she was raised catholic and it was just part of her purpose on earth.

Interestingly enough COPD is my dad's main health concern.

 

He has flashes of being ok, but then he's off in delusion land again. I was gonna see him today but I think it doesn't help for him to see me, it adds another thing into his delusion that he can't make right inside the delusion so he adds more delusion. Make sense? 

 

I'm really hoping with time he pops out of it though

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/19/23 2:19 p.m.

In reply to Antihero :

Sometimes people just pop out of it. For a while, like 3 months, my dad was in the ICU almost comatose. When he'd come to, no idea where he was, who we were, or anything. At one point, thought I was a friend of his who'd died in the 80s and we were on a fishing trip. Then the morning he was to be transferred to hospice he just snapped out of it like nothing had happened at all and had a few more good years after. 

 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/19/23 6:08 p.m.

Minor compared to some of the more recent posts, but the OEM shifter and/or cable on the 4Runner has called it quits after 326k-ish miles. First time the car has left me stranded. While I was looking to see where the failure is (somewhere in the shifter area, not the transmission) I noticed that one of the boots on the front axle is torn and there is a greasy mess under there.

Overall, very minor issues.

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
3/19/23 11:16 p.m.
RevRico said:

In reply to Antihero :

Sometimes people just pop out of it. For a while, like 3 months, my dad was in the ICU almost comatose. When he'd come to, no idea where he was, who we were, or anything. At one point, thought I was a friend of his who'd died in the 80s and we were on a fishing trip. Then the morning he was to be transferred to hospice he just snapped out of it like nothing had happened at all and had a few more good years after. 

 

He was pretty out of it from his major medical scare in 2020 too.

 

I'm hoping it goes the same and he snaps out of it soon

No Time
No Time UltraDork
3/20/23 12:12 a.m.

Questionable call may bring my sons hockey season to an early end. 

Situation:

Both players going for a loose puck, about 4-5 feet out from the boards and a bit below the hash marks, arrive at approximately the same time and collide.

My son was coming from the high slot at an angle and the other player came down the boards from the blue line.  Due to size difference and the other player stretching and twisting my son was ready for the contact but the other player wasn't ready and went down hard.

There was no strides for several feet prior to contact, no acceleration through the check, my son crouched to ensure shoulder to shoulder contact and no follow through after initial contact. The other player turned his body just before contact so he was facing my son, so instead of having a stable base and being knocked sideways and contacting the boards with his shoulder and hip, he was knocked backwards into the boards. Not the way you want to see it happen, and creates a potentially dangerous situation, but a situation created by the actions of both players.

The ref issued a major and a game misconduct. That means he was out for the rest of this game and the next game. Unfortunately the next game is playoffs. 

Hopefully an appeal can be made before playoff games next weekend. 

spandak
spandak Dork
3/20/23 1:41 a.m.

Rockauto wants me to pay ($7) to return ship an item ($16) that was the wrong part. I'm not sure how, must be a database error but it's very clearly the wrong part. Photo proof provided. I'm past the 30 day return window but come on, the fault lies on them. Save $7 but lose a customer who spent hundreds? Foolish. 

AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/20/23 9:48 a.m.
RevRico said:

I get it, you're (minor rant: your) employees are all incompetent with no building trade experiences. I accepted that a long long time ago.

But for God's sake can't your (minor win: your) store designers put things together? Or maybe you're (minor rant: your) website/employee app actually point you towards what you need?

for a monday, i'm calling two rants and one win an overall win.  hooray.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/20/23 11:09 a.m.
spandak said:

Rockauto wants me to pay ($7) to return ship an item ($16) that was the wrong part. I'm not sure how, must be a database error but it's very clearly the wrong part. Photo proof provided. I'm past the 30 day return window but come on, the fault lies on them. Save $7 but lose a customer who spent hundreds? Foolish. 

I get so many defective and boxed-wrong parts that I would not buy anything from RA that I wouldn't care about eating the cost if it was wrong.

 

When you buy from RA, you are getting drop-shipped from the same suppliers I use at work, except you can't call them up and bitch and have their delivery driver go and get another one from their DC.

NickD
NickD MegaDork
3/20/23 11:48 a.m.
NickD said:

And I'm once again reminded of my complete and utter inability to get served at a bar

This actually kind of ended up working in my favor.

Sat down with my best friend and his girlfriend at the bar, spent 15 minutes trying to get a bartender's attention, they just keep walking by. I finally get one to come over, order three drinks for us, and the bartender goes "Oh, well, I'll have this other girl make your drinks" and walks away without taking any money. Sit there for ten minutes, the other bartender makes our drinks finally, then damn near throws them at us and walks away before I can explain that we haven't paid yet. Sit there for ten-fifteen minutes nursing our drinks, spending the entire time trying to get someone's attention so I can actually pay for my drinks, finally we just gave up and left.

RevRico
RevRico GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
3/20/23 12:08 p.m.

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Swype has a grammar correction algorithm it likes to use, would be nice if it got through elementary school before it starts automatically changing words. 

wae
wae PowerDork
3/20/23 12:22 p.m.
RevRico said:

In reply to AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) :

Swype has a grammar correction algorithm it likes to use, would be nice if it got through elementary school before it starts automatically changing words. 

I have to fight with it constantly because I do, in fact, know when to use "it's" versus "its" and if I use one that means that I absolutely did not want to use the other.

Finally got the Santa Fe back from the mechanic.

Total bill: $583.00. Or less than half the original quote. He felt really bad about taking 17 days to get the clutch swapped. While it was tore apart, he offered to change the oil, flush the coolant, flush the power steering fluid and swap new front control arms and sway bar end links (parts I had on hand) for no additional cost. We decided to use my clutch kit and flywheel since it was better quality than the one he sourced locally.

When it came time to pay the bill, he knocked the labor down from 7.5 hours to 5 hours and didn't charge any labor to change the clutch master and slave. The clutch master (aka brake master) was a total PITA to swap. He also charged me his cost for the clutch master and slave (about $60).

He also washed it and cleaned the wheels.

I have never had a mechanic that was so honest and with this much integrity. I guess this could go in the minor win thread.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 PowerDork
3/20/23 2:53 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

That's a good way to start the week. Not bad at all. 

The_Jed
The_Jed PowerDork
3/20/23 6:43 p.m.

After multiple attempts, I was finally able to set up an appointment with the podiatrist. After being bounced around between a few departments I finally spoke to the correct human and got an appointment set up for the foot pain that sent me to the doctor nearly a week ago. No big deal, I just stand/walk on concrete all night. And I'm old. And cranky.


I don't go to the doctor very often because our for-profit medical system nearly did me in while we were dealing with my wife's TN diagnosis/treatment and I was shelling out about $1,000 per month on top of the $500 monthly premium. That went on for a few years: trying this drug, that drug this treatment, that treatment, this specialist, that specialist... meanwhile, my wife was still in pain and I'd get an EOB saying the drug/treatment/specialist wasn't covered so I owe a few pounds of flesh. Appealed and lost. 


During that time I separated my right shoulder while lifting weights on a Sunday no doctor visit, I've been down this road before with my left shoulder. I went to work that Monday rebuilding gearboxes and machining parts one-handed because no work = no pay and with the extra medical bills we're barely treading water. After a week or so, due to the shoulder injury, I drop a heavy chunk of metal on my foot. I have steel toes but no metatarsal guards and I can tell it's bad by the nature of the pain. Looks like I'll be limping for a while...ugh.


I was also working an intentionally sadistic work schedule:

Monday-1st shift
Tuesday-2nd shift
Wednesday-3rd shift
Thursday-off
Friday-1st shift
Saturday-2nd shift
Sunday-off

At any point, even on my scheduled days off, with zero notice, I could be forced to work an additional shift. That E36 M3 makes you old. Luckily, I only had to do it for 2 1/2 years! LOL


I am just bitter as berkeley and getting more bitter by the day!

 
Is Canada hiring? I hear they have health care that you can actually use without going broke or sacrificing your children's future...

A 401 CJ
A 401 CJ GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
3/20/23 7:50 p.m.
The_Jed said:

After multiple attempts, I was finally able to set up an appointment with the podiatrist. After being bounced around between a few departments I finally spoke to the correct human and got an appointment set up for the foot pain that sent me to the doctor nearly a week ago. No big deal, I just stand/walk on concrete all night. And I'm old. And cranky.


I don't go to the doctor very often because our for-profit medical system nearly did me in while we were dealing with my wife's TN diagnosis/treatment and I was shelling out about $1,000 per month on top of the $500 monthly premium. That went on for a few years: trying this drug, that drug this treatment, that treatment, this specialist, that specialist... meanwhile, my wife was still in pain and I'd get an EOB saying the drug/treatment/specialist wasn't covered so I owe a few pounds of flesh. Appealed and lost. 


During that time I separated my right shoulder while lifting weights on a Sunday no doctor visit, I've been down this road before with my left shoulder. I went to work that Monday rebuilding gearboxes and machining parts one-handed because no work = no pay and with the extra medical bills we're barely treading water. After a week or so, due to the shoulder injury, I drop a heavy chunk of metal on my foot. I have steel toes but no metatarsal guards and I can tell it's bad by the nature of the pain. Looks like I'll be limping for a while...ugh.


I was also working an intentionally sadistic work schedule:

Monday-1st shift
Tuesday-2nd shift
Wednesday-3rd shift
Thursday-off
Friday-1st shift
Saturday-2nd shift
Sunday-off

At any point, even on my scheduled days off, with zero notice, I could be forced to work an additional shift. That E36 M3 makes you old. Luckily, I only had to do it for 2 1/2 years! LOL


I am just bitter as berkeley and getting more bitter by the day!

 
Is Canada hiring? I hear they have health care that you can actually use without going broke or sacrificing your children's future...

Sorry.  That really sucks.

This is where the French do it better.  We should all be out there setting things on fire and smashing things that won't burn.  But no.  In the land of the free we just lay down and take it.

 

mtn
mtn MegaDork
3/20/23 8:45 p.m.

In reply to No Time :

Got any video?

In Illinois, there is little chance of it being overturned unless it was really the wrong call. Definitely not unheard of though. Not sure how Mass handles it. Your appeal form is here though: 

Mass hockey docs

 

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
3/20/23 8:47 p.m.
stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) said:

Finally got the Santa Fe back from the mechanic.

Total bill: $583.00. Or less than half the original quote. He felt really bad about taking 17 days to get the clutch swapped. While it was tore apart, he offered to change the oil, flush the coolant, flush the power steering fluid and swap new front control arms and sway bar end links (parts I had on hand) for no additional cost. We decided to use my clutch kit and flywheel since it was better quality than the one he sourced locally.

When it came time to pay the bill, he knocked the labor down from 7.5 hours to 5 hours and didn't charge any labor to change the clutch master and slave. The clutch master (aka brake master) was a total PITA to swap. He also charged me his cost for the clutch master and slave (about $60).

He also washed it and cleaned the wheels.

I have never had a mechanic that was so honest and with this much integrity. I guess this could go in the minor win thread.

That's how you start building a customer base, instead of a quick buck. He wasn't perfect, or quick, but he is most definitely honest. A mensch.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
3/20/23 8:57 p.m.

In reply to stanger_mussle (Supported by GRM undergarments) :

In business we all make mistakes and screw up - nobody is perfect.  It's how we react and make it right.  

Given the scenario you going back?

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