atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#4787: I'm tired again

Seems like every day I come home exhausted. I wonder if I'll get any sleep tonight.

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We're in the last (partial) week of June, and people are already lighting fireworks. Some idiot is lighting big crackers somwhere north of the bunker--M-80 and bigger--and it's scaring the crap out of the cats. The last one made me jump, even.

Of course it had to go and rain today. The back yard's still a swamp. I'm hoping to get the front cut, at least, tomorrow, but that depends on how much rain we get.

Gave more thought to the Jeep's front end, to the point now that I've realized that whatever is causing the vibration it must be happening on the passenger side. I drew a diagram of a sway bar and the forces that act on it, and I realized that it's basically a torsion spring; that being the case, the side that is vibrating is going to be the one with the most motion in the bushing. Since the right side bushing was the one that had worn the paint on the bar until it was shiny, the right side must be the source of the vibration, or at least most of it.

I reasoned that a torsion spring will see the most twist at the end that's got the forcing, and the least twist (possibly/probably zero) at the other end, with the twist decreasing proportionately across the length of the spring.

Anyway, if I can get after the garage stuff this week, I'm going to have a gander at it, and see what comes. I just hope I have a socket that'll fit the axle nut on that thing, because I've got a feeling I'll have to pull the bearing cartridge to make sure.

Guess I'll have to cross that bridge when I get to it.

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Right now it's pretty quiet, and all I want is to go lay down. Holy crap. I woke up this morning not wanting to move, and went to work, and came home ready for bed again. This is dicks, but that's how life is sometimes. Argh etc.

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