Tuesday, July 28, 2009

More Lawnmower Developments and Home Improvement Confusion

It turns out the whole drama behind my lawnmower has not been resolved just yet, in a good way, mind you. In the beginning it was going to be a simple case of taking the thing into Joe's and having them deal with it, when my real man in training instincts kicked and told me to at least try it myself, thanks in no small part to the encouragement of the guys at Joe's. I love those guys, you have to appreciate when a business compromises their own bottom line by informing you that you can do it yourself.

Anyway, the original plan was for me to try dismantling the carburetor and cleaning it, something I've never done and had never planned on doing. The logic was if I totally screwed it up, a strong possibility, I could always just take it in.

Well, after talking to them again, M told me to that before I go off and start taking things apart, try doing the simple stuff first. Test the mower without the air filter, check the gasket, and replace the spark plug. All things I can do... I think.

I know one thing, I'll be a Joe's client for life.

On the barn front, just wanted to mention that I am once again getting mixed signals. Some people say replace the roof, others say if it ain't broke, why fix it? Who do you believe? I want someone to just hold my hand and tell me what to do, but no such luck in a real man's world. It's all part of my training, right?

Until the next time, thanks for reading.

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