Looks like we got about a half inch of rain in the form of 18 hours of drizzle. Most of it is going into the dry ground instead of running off to the Mississippi delta. Makes for kind of a gray depressing day anyway.
Over the weekend, I helped my son a little bit with work on one of his vehicles. He bought a used Ford F-250 previously owned by a Rapid City contractor. My son had replaced brake parts and bled the brakes, etc. but was still getting brake error messages, and the brake pedal would slowly sink to the floor. He had checked rear brakes, but did it at different times and happened to check the same side twice instead of once on each side. The side he checked had brake shoes that looked like new. He did not think that was a problem at the time.
We found out that was a problem when he decided that replacing brake cylinders might eliminate one more variable in the puzzle. One side was still good, but other rear axle brake side had a shoe worn down to metal and the other nearly gone. It took awhile, but he noticed that whoever had worked on the brakes before had put two short shoes on one side and two long shoes on the other side. One side would contact the drum, but the "good" side would not.
Sometimes guys who don't quite know what they are doing can turn a relatively simple repair problem into a real puzzle. Same thing when guys try to "fix" a computer problem and then when it goes all downhill try to get somebody else to work on it, but fail to tell them what they had really done to screw it up.
Well enough of that griping. At least the several small rains are causing the grass and spring crops to green up a bit.
***Stay tuned even if rain and spring brakes don't interest you at all--- Doug Wiken