When an e-mail message pushes your buttons, do not answer it for at least 24 hours. You will likely cool down. You will likely have a better response. Indeed, when you re-read the message a day or...
Once he knows this, the cycle starts over again. He texts on Saturday after 11 days. Told me about something he was working on. The next day, I texted a quick text asking if he was still working on his home repair. He reads it immediately after I send it (read receipt) and 24 hours later, nothing.