Sorry for the lack of postings the past few days. This has been a crazy past 3 days. Starting with thursday and starting MARKETING in school, this class is going to suck. There is a ton of work due.
Friday I start a large job and with my 2 employees and JUGM (she helps when she can) we started clearing a treeline that was over 1000 ft long, in 95 degree heat with 70% percent humidity. You talk about one miserable mess of sweat and curse words along with transporting almost 2 tons of debris to the landfill. This day was one of my worst since I started my business. Hold on, thursday is not over, the wife's jeep decides it wants to act up so I tell her to take it to the dealer since it's under warranty.
Well I get a call from her and she told me the Jeep Mechanic diagnosed the problem as a 4x4 actuator. I yelled "RIGHT FULL RUDDER, ALL AHEAD FLANK", with my F-250 whipped around at flank and proceeded straight to the dealer. Now, I am a pretty good mechanic, have had four 5.0 Ford Mustangs and they were not stock, I was on a mission, to rip that mechanics head off. I walk through the showroom enroute to the waiting room where JUGM, NW, and ND were, no BS here, people saw me and were getting out the way. I was not a happy camper. Well after waiting around for the service manager to get off the phone with Jeep, we had a very quick discussion, which ended up with him going on a test ride, since the mechanic didn't. Well I grab the kids and head home. Now at this point, I am running on pure adrenaline, explain later.
Well I get a call from the wife, and it was confirmed not to be an actuator causing, it was the transmission. Here we have a Jeep, for which we have received 5 recalls on it in 2 years, 3 of which had something to do with the transmission. The service manager grabbed the mechanic and took him for a spin too. Intelligence I got from the wife stated, someone was getting his *** chewed as they left the dealership. The jeep has been at the dealer since friday afternoon, who knows when we will get it back. When the wife got home, she held her hand above her head and said "I am up to hear with the recalls and this issue".
Friday evening comes around, we eat dinner and I crash. Seems that I received a case of heat exhaustion and dehydration from work, so most of Saturday, I am suffering from a CAT 3 CASREP. I slept til around noon and felt like crap all day and did absoultely nothing.
Sunday rolls around and we take a ride, in search of a new car. Having a jeep as a primary vehicle, it limits you on what fun you can have with them. Also, 15-17 MPG doesnt help either. We have quite a bit of positive equity in it, so we will get something more practical with much better MPG's. We intend on getting another jeep, but will pay cash for it and make it a project. It will be painted either OD green, or Haze Gray with a Hull number on the side. Any color suggestions?