I consider myself a rather happy individual and even remember as a kid in school when kids would comment..."she is always smiling" and they would laugh. At that time figured they thought I was goofy or had mental issues. Truth is even now I look for the upside of life rather than the down side.
Yeah, here comes the BUT. When stuff happens in a sequence when they should be working fine... I am not a smiling person. Case in point.....May 29th is when the NEW riding mower was purchased since to repair the old one 'they said' was going to cost over $1,000. Heck, may as well buy a new one, right?
So, I purchased a brand new (not used) riding mower from Sears. Since the oil in it was to be changed after 5 hours of use I kept track of my usage. Prior to Saturday I'd had 1 hour 20 minutes of usage. So it was time to cut the grass again and started it up, drove it down to the end of my driveway to cut the very front grass. Put the blades in gear, pushed the gas and it started cutting and shut off.
Oh no way! This is a brand new $#%!! mower. So turned the key off, disengaged the blades, put it in neutral, and changed the cut setting a little higher. Okay, let's start-r-up again. Nope, wouldn't start. It was in neutral so pushed the mower up on the roadway out of the grass and tried again. Nope. Thankfully I've a 5 year warranty because I think there's a lemon in the garage. Hey, this is just after 1 hour 20 minutes of cutting. And YES, there was gasoline in the tank.
That wasn't the only bad thing this week but think I've re-hashed enough bad so......here is an update of my son's Man Cave Rug. I want to get that empty part to the left of the rug hooked and then will enjoy working on the black kitten mat and/or starting the binding process of Chum.
Before hooking the Black Kitten Mat I want to do some wool aging so might give you a tutorial on that for you newbies. Yesterday's post did show you the wool I'm considering using on the mat. But don't want my rug to look like a new rug using new wool to look like an antique....I am trying to replicate that antique look I love so much.
Stay tuned you guys and gals. Sorry there's not more meat to my blog posts lately as they seem sorta humdrum to me as I post them. Hopefully soon I'll have some goodies to share.
Have a great night and since Sears repair is coming tomorrow maybe I'll get some grass cut soon.