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Slimy yet satisfying!

Mmmmmmm! Brake fluid! Mmmmmm!

So just finished the test drive in Dorothy and after replacing the brake hose no more sticking caliper! It might be a simple repair but I'll take the wins where I can get them. I didn't realize until I drove it today how much resistance that sticking caliper was causing. The car moves much more freely now obviously.

Now this means I likely have to save up and buy the right-hand caliper and hose and preemptively replace that. (I have the rotor and pads for that side already.)

Still working from home since the office flooded. I estimate another week at least of this if not more. Frankly it's forcing me to get my personal workspace into much better shape.

In an effort to help curb the cooling costs out there I put a long piece of `1/2" conduit and three 8 mil shower curtains along the central beam of the workshop separating the mechanic/craft/etc. space from the cooled computer/man cave space. Not a really good seal but it works well enough that I can feel a temp differential between the two bays.

Currently reading:

A Dance with Dragons
Fallout Equestria (the original)

I'm two-thirds of the way through 'Dance but decided to take a break from it and read something lighter. Well...if you could call MLP fanfic written in a distopian future lighter that is. And frankly Fallout Equestria is very well written.

Got the tire for my motorcycle. Unfortunately I can't get the old tire off the rim and don't want to force it because it's a deep bead aluminum rim from the 80's and could potentially crack. That means I'll have to take it somewhere. Unfortunately that means another week because I can't afford the money yet.

So I've started brewing cheap green tea without sugar and re-using the plastic tea bottles from previously bought tea and it's working out pretty well. I can drink it easily and it's good for me. I've also made green tea popsicles with sugar and those turned out really well. I did do a batch of 4 without sugar but the jury is still out on those.

Daughter didn't sleep much last night. We're keeping her awake as we speak so she sleeps tonight. I really didn't sleep last night either until 8 am today then slept until about 10:30 - 11:00 or so. I was awake all night trying to keep our daughter in her bed and reading so my wife can get some sleep. All to no avail. Daughter is throwing a fit about having to stay awake now. :-(

Regardless I'm off to try and do something to keep cool....

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth ( http://nimitzbrood.dreamwidth.org/272605.html ) but feel free to comment here as well.

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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 9th, 2013 02:06 am (UTC)
Why get a caliper for the other side? Cheap bastard in me says just replace the hose... Are the dust seals chewed up or something?
Jul. 11th, 2013 01:33 am (UTC)
Given the choices...
...and seeing that a new old stock caliper is around $30 or so...

I think it's just worth it to replace the caliper and the hoses. I'd rather have it all taken care of at once just to be sure. Call it enlightened paranoia.
Jul. 11th, 2013 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: Given the choices...
Understood... But if you want to be paranoid, how many hoses does she have in back? Mine had three.
Jul. 11th, 2013 04:28 am (UTC)
Re: Given the choices...
One paranoia at a time please! XD
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