Lets go back to Thursday at 3:45 I was sitting at Arby's Drive thru window waiting on my food. When I started to smell something odd for my car about the same time my wife says she smells antifreeze and I did too. So I look at my temp gauge just to realize it is pegged out at 260
. So I pull over to a parking spot shut the Jeep off. I tell my wife to go in and get the food. At this moment I am tizzy as I have to be at work at 5. Just so its understood why I am this way my house and work are both across town about 15 mins driving time. Your thinking okay not that far well your right but I still have to make it home and change and drive to work which is another 10 mins from my house. Well I can't leave my Jeep there soo now I have to get a tow truck which usually takes forever. So I call my mom to come and get my wife and my daughter to take them home. Then I call a tow truck at this time its already after 4 so I call my boss to let him know I am going to be late getting there. My mom shows up like 10-15 mins later and it starts raining. So I take my daughters car seat out of the jeep and put it in my moms car and get the food and see them off. By this time it is pour buckets. Which is when the tow truck comes go figure right. So now I am soaked and still have to make it home in time to change clothes and get to work on time cause even though I called my boss to let him know i might be late I will still get a half of point if I am. 9 points in a year and your fired where I work. So i don't want that as I already have 3. Well i manage to make it will 2 mins to spare soo thats a relief.
Well I am working 11hr days 7 days a week right now will probably be that way for 4 weeks atleast. Monday will be the start of my 3rd week. With that said it doesn't really give me much time to get stuff done around the house so what happens of coarse something breaks.
The next moring I get up and fill the radiator back up with water to see what might be leaking. I didn't see anything so I started the jeep up and still didn't see anything leaking the whole time I had the radiator cap off. So now I am just
on what happen. Well in hins sight I should have put the cap back on to pressure the system back up. I didn't I know bad. Well I went a head took the thermostat out as it need to be replace in the process I thought I would replace the water pump as well. Now I am NOT a mech. but I can usually get things apart it might not always be the best way but it works most of the time.
Well let me back up When I got up on Friday I ran to the store to get a water pump and a thermostat. I came home to take the jeep apart to get to front of the motor to even get them. In the process I realized I don't have half the tools I need so back off to the store I go to get wrenches. At this point I just get standard why I don't know but I did. So I come back home and start to take the clutch fan off and all the nuts are 1/2 inch except for ONE! Its a 12metric! At these point I am getting mad so I go back to the store and get another set of wrenches that I should have gotten in the first place. I come back home get all the stuff of the front of them motor to get to the thermostat and water pump. Just in time to have to quit and take a shower to go to work or another 11hrs.
On Saturday. I put the new thermostat in and bolt the cover down. I go to take the water pump off to replace it just to realize I can't get it off cause the housing to the thermostat is in the way
So yeah now I have to take it back off. Which I did already and then I took off the water pump. I also bought new hoses top and bottom for the radiator. So after taken the old water pump off I decide to go ahead and replace the bottom hose. I go to get ahold of the clamp for the bottom and realize it is on the bottom side of hose and right under that is a skid plate and some braces so now I am thinking great how that crap do I get to that. After fighting with that for what seem like forever and not getting anyway I got mad took of the skid plate to get t the clamp. Took the old hose off and put the new one on and put back the skid plate. Get up and go to put the hose on the new water pump and fight and fight and fight to get the hose clamp on in right place. Got sooo mad that I throw my channel locks down the driveway. Which was dumb as now I have to go get them. Well after getting them back I had my wife help me hold the water pump with me trying to get clamp in the right place. Well somewhere in this process I put a hole in the radiator!!!!!!
My head is spinning at this point! My blood pressure is skyhigh now and I have a major headache and sick to my stomach. Not taken my blood pressure meds in like 4 days didn't help that matter any but thats how mad I was at myself for not being more careful. So now I have to take it out and get it fix or buy a new one. Now I already have $45 in a towing bill, $80 in parts not to mention the tools I had to buy and now I am looking at another $125 for a new radiator if I can't find someone who might be able to fix it.
This is about how most of my days go. Anything and everything I touch usually winds up broke messed up or something. It might not be right away but it will shortly after. The laminate flooring I put down earlier this year in my house is already messed up as it is coming a part in a few places. My fish tank is getting no attention that it needs other then water changes. My other vehicle is falling apart and just when I think I am going to finally get caught up on bills something else happens. Prime example the Jeep. My stess level is maxed to the point that I have start smoking again after quiting four months ago. Now I get to work on Jeep again on fathers day and then go to work yet again. Oh if your wondering I will actually get a day off the week of the fourth just because I have schedule vacation that week. Sorry for the rant just need to vent a little.....
P.s Over look any messed spelled words or fill in the blanks if I left out a word as it is now 5:30 in the morning and I have yet been to bed.