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Monday, April 2, 2012

Now what???

Holy cows, how do ya write a blog post when you're sit'n in your nephews yard with a goat want'n to come in "da house"? That freak'n goat met me at the gate as soon as I pulled up to "El Rancho Abraham". Wouldn't move....just stood there, right in my way. Stupit goat.

We all know why I am here, back on the coast. To fix stuff. Stuff does break down from time to time and we have to take time out of our lives to do a few repairs if we desire to continue to live the "easy life". The easy life is not all that easy. And then there's maintenance issues that should be taken care of too....break pads on "da house", repack front wheel bearings, replace tires....boy howdy, that $2000 plus. Then there's "that jeep" what always needs something done to it. Got that shimmy in the front end ya know. Bad shimmy....shake your liver loose.

When I arrived in Sinton yesterday afternoon I decided I would lay back and relax a bit. Boy howdy let me tell ya, I took me a nap of naps. After supper, courtesy of neice in law, I laid down on the couch. Sleeped all the ways up to 9:30pm. Got up and says...."how I gonna get to sleep when I go to bed"? Weren't no problem. Out like a light.

Got a few important phone calls to make today. Maybe drive "that jeep" over to the island and pick up my mail. Maybe toss a hook in the water. Eat me up a afternoon dinner at San Juan's Mexican Restaurant. Yeah, I could do that.

Got lots of plan'n to do before I tackle the slide problem. Safety is at issue. Sure don't want that thing lay'n out there in the yard on top old Billy Bob. Which is highly improbable. Nephew will be back from the oil fields in a few more days, so I may just wait for his assistance. Him do the work while I supervise. Will post pics as work progresses. 

Ok....on with my day
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Just for Tammy in the comments.....here is a pic of the goat

It's nice to have friends help make important decisions.  Afternoon dinner (2pm) with the OFM Barney in Port Aransas at San Juan Mexican Restaurant. Boy howdy, old Billy Bob gonna eat me up some sizzl'n fajitas.

11 comments:

  1. Are your slides hydraulic? You may want to check the pump to see if you have the correct hydraulic pressure. I shouldn't talk, I don't know where the hydraulic pump is located unless all the slides are operated off the big unit back beside the engine. I have a lot to learn about my rig, you may have to come up here and teach me.

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    1. No Dizzy, my slides are motor operated. Rack and pinion.

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  2. What I want to see is a pic of the goat... we once had a goat... until she climbed on the car and wouldn't stay off the porch, final straw was she jumped out at the horse I was leading and caused her to smash my foot... did I mention what she did to my plants... Gave her to a friend, who loved her... until she found her in her husbands bass boat... he was thrilled ;-}

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  3. BB, I was told that most slides with rack and pinion have a pla e where you can insert a crank handle and manually crank them in and out. Does yours not have that feature?

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    1. I think they all do Dizzy.....yes mine does

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  4. Always something interfering with the fun, isn't there?

    Good thing the goat doesn't want to go traveling! You might have a problem then!

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    1. Sometimes Jim, interference can be a blessing. In my case, I will have to use my brain what don't get much use anymore.

      That dang goat poops bout a quart of pellets in one go.

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  5. I think it would make a great pet,,Sadie Mae would love it,,,

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  6. Then there's "that jeep" what always needs something done to it. Got that shimmy in the front end ya know. Bad shimmy....shake your liver loose.

    Being as I was once a well known front end alignment man I'm going to suggest that the first thing you try with the Jeep is increasing the caster. Even beyond factory specs if you have to.

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  7. Assuming that the Jeep has power steering it will take all the caster you can shove at it assuming that you can still get camber right.

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