Always something~~~

Crap~!! I had this just about finished, talking about my trusty little weed eater dying on me yesterday, and it dawned on me I had already mentioned it – so I went back and looked and — sure enough…. dammit Emmit. Amazingly ‘the guy‘ showed up when he said he would [almost] and looked at my weed eater and a lawn mower that I’ve had sitting for a while. He diagnosed the lawn mower, fiddled with it a couple of minutes and had it running. He said it needs a couple of adjustments because it will not stay running, but said he could do it fairly, reasonably, kinda cheap. I approved that repair. Then he looked at my weed eater and commenced to tell me how ‘bad‘ of a weed eater that it was, couldn’t get parts, hard to work on, yadda-yadda-yadda. If he had any idea what that little thing has been through in the past 2+ years, he would have kept his mouth shut and been duly impressed. That thing (aside from doing two yards) has countless hours up on the ATV trails and has more than earned it’s keep. I let him run his gums and ignored him. He continued to fiddle with it and finally said it needs a new coil. He even made an honest effort to find out much the part would be, but without a model number, the young lady on the phone could not give him a price – and – you apparently have to half disassemble the weed eater to get to said model number. So he said, quite honestly [in my opinion], you’ll be better off getting a new one, and- recommended the type he thought I should get. $400+ dollars and not sure it is available on the island. No thank you sir….. So my other lawn mower will be repaired tomorrow for a nominal fee and I will figure what out to do about my weed eater. Dammit Emmit.

It is now 5:00 in the afternoon here and I’m debating ordering pizza for dinner (I have a nasty pizza ‘itch‘ that needs scratched soon). We have dropped the island kids car off at the airport (we normally pick them up, but island Daughter apparently has managed to pick up a case of the Flu and appreciatively does not want to get near us [[thank you very much]] – hence dropping their car off) — AND— I have a brand new weed eater sitting in the next room, waiting to be assembled. And yes, it is identical to the one I had (after all, I have lots of extra heads and stuff for it) and if I get any where near as good as service out of it as I did the first one…… I’ll be tickled pink~! Plus, I can still get a second opinion on my first one  😉 Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Good Night Y’all > > > > > > > > > > > > > Thankx for stopping in~!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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