Thank you for your help!
New pages can now be saved so I'm not sure of the exact issue in regards to the what i thought was permissions.
I tried to take out the http images but the site is still not secure.
When i setup debug for Really Simple SSL it returns:
Plugin version: 3.3.5
Invalid SSL certificate
SSL is enabled
* WordPress redirect
* htaccess redirect
* Stop editing the .htaccess file
* Use alternative method to fix mixed content
SSL Type: SERVER-HTTPS-ON
testing htaccess rules...
test page url, enter in browser to check manually:
htaccess rules tested successfully.
checking if .htaccess can or should be edited...
Edit of .htaccess blocked by setting or define 'do not edit htaccess' in Really Simple SSL.
converting siteurl and homeurl to https
.htaccess does not contain default Really Simple SSL redirect
No constants defined
Was wondering if you could spot an issue with the SSL?
Thank you very much for your help.