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Dec 20, 2013 Finally some resolve

Only 5 more days until Christmas, Not sure if we are ready but it is what it is.. I will tell you this, we are for sure going to look at Christmas differently this year.

As for updates, Blazer is home and fixed, it was the fuel pump so that has been resolved.. that also means that the snow blower is home as well ūüėČ I am hoping to get it out and use it tomorrow.

Roof is no longer leaking and tomorrow I will be moving the rest of the ice off so that I can finish attaching the heater cord to the roof and permanently resolve that issue..

Oh and one more but GOOD things just so you all don’t think of me as Mr Negativity.. THANK YOU ALL that came to the house today to help out with the room.. it is always appreciated!

Dec 19, 2013 Seeking resolution

OK so I don’t know if there is anyone that really reads all these posts and maybe daily is a bit much but.. OH WELL! There is a lot going on and so I have a lot to share.

1997 Blazer = poop! not really but that is the feeling I have right now.. I changed the filter (took a shower in gasoline) … no change. Changed the Regulator… still no change so…. it is the fuel pump! After doing this I was listening to it and it was making some weird sounds so.. I guess that does make sense. That, and I had just filled it up.. Fortunately my Bro-in-Law was in town so we used the mighty 00 Pontiac Montana (minivan) to tow it home, well, kinda home, really to a shop that would fix it because I was too lazy and tired.

As for the roof issue, I got the heat cord and laid it across the ice in hopes it will melt a little down and clear a path so I can eventually install it correctly. In the meantime, it is no longer leaking.

I would ask if “IT” is done but I’d rather not temp fate.. in all reality, non of this has been more than we can handle, it was just a trial.. maybe just so we will see Christmas in a new light this year..


Dec 18, 2013 WHAT? More problems!

Ok so… for those of you that don’t know what is going on, go back and look at past posts.. If you are up to speed, keep reading.

Last night after getting a chance to relax, calming down about the car problems that decided to take place on top of everything else going on, we went to bed. It could not have been more than ¬†just a moment or two of rest before we hear Tap…. tap da da tap tap tap. I thought ” do we have another mouse in our room?” ¬†but it ¬†kept going even after I turned on the lights.. WE HAD SPRUNG A LEAK! ¬†our roof in our room was dripping water.. there was no plumbing in the attic so it had to be the roof.. I did not have time to look at it so I left for work this morning thinking no too much about it.. when I got home, this is what I find in our room.¬†2013-12-18 19.03.18then I made the mistake of looking up…

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apparently the roof had formed a thick layer of ice on the roof that as it was melting and backing up under the shingles.. FIGURES!

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so tomorrow I am going to head out and get one of them melt cords  like this one:

Easy Heat ADKS-500 100-Foot Roof De-Icing Cable

Now, I have never used one so this will be my first time and I am only hoping it will work for what we need, trust me, I’ll keep you posted..

on to a different note, my Blazer, I went and picked up a Fuel pressure guage  like so

and gave her a test..

now when I looked up the specs it said that it should have between 55-65 psi.. well that is nothing like what I was getting.. not  even close.. it was a measly 12 psi so I had to pick up a fuel filter and a fuel pressure regulator

I am hoping that it will be be just the fuel filter but, I am guessing that it is the regulator.. that is OK with me because I believe it has been going out for some time.  the only problem is that its location is horrible.

 fuel pressure regulator


right underneath all of the upper components ¬†of the engine.. I should be able to get to in about an hour replace it and then have it put back together another hour. That is, if I get the time, the weather cooperates, and I don’t freeze in the process.

Oh and by the way, my father in law came home today.. I’ll have to do some catch up on that story another time… Wish me luck!

Dec 17, 2013 I got it but not without problems!

Well the day has come and there is a story to tell. So I went to get the said snow blower.. everything looked good, some basic wear and tear but it runs well and in the end they gave it to me for $350.00 instead of $375.00. As I got talking to him I found out he teaches where I went to Junior High so, I got to¬†reminisce¬†a little and then when it was time to go….. the Blazer would not start, Granted the ol’ girl has over 222,###.# miles on it and it has not given me a problem since I got it. ¬†After playing with it, I determined that there was spark and some full pressure (no sure how much) so I am guessing it is the infamous Fuel pressure regulator. gives me a need to buy a fuel pressure gauge HEHEHE **as I rub my hands together with an evil look on my face** need less to say one of the guys from work towed me back to the shop and then I carpooled home and will be driving my wife’s van until I get it fixed. Trust me I will film the process and let you know how it goes.. ¬†but HEY,, I got a snow blower! That was the point right!?