The Ides of Spring:
About 2 months ago, a man asked if i take old lawn tractors, so i told him i do, and followed him home, where we loaded up a running JD lawn tractor. FREE!
'Bout a week later, a friend got me a nice Troy-bilt that had gotten flooded out in a creek. Runs and drives! FREE!
Then came a Craftsman lawn tractor-FREE! Runs and drives!
Bought, for $50, a Scotts lawn tractor. Had set outside too long-never got it to run. Came with a snow plow, and a grass catcher! Parting it out.
Another man gave me his old tractor, a Cub Cadet, a late model, but suffering from a case of deep neglect. Didn't run.
Hauled the neighbors lawn tractor about 20 miles, to his friends house, for its yearly tune-up. He doesn't ask me to do the work, so i haul it for him. (Some people) Brought it home for him. 2 weeks later, he bought a new C-man lawn tractor, and gave me the old one!
A friend asked me to come get his fairly new lawn tractor. He was trying to pull something, using a braided blue rope. The rope broke, and wrapped itself around the cooling fan of the tranny, and cut the belt. Had to take off the deck. Some new kind of clips made that a task! Finally managed it.
Another friend called, said gas was running out of the carb, so i dragged it home, and did an all over repair of fuel system.
After all that, i still have to find out why the starter gear won't engage, on my Snapper RER. Been sitting since last fall. And 300 feet away, in old shed, a fur piece from the tools in new garage. Somebody asked me if i had any free time---No, and no, and no!
Wife has been sick, sort of went goofy, lost ability to walk, not cooking or shopping--all that went to a guy who can't boil water without burning it! (Wife's sickness is from smoking cigs since she was 18 YOA!) She always said they weren't bothering her! But, they are now! On oxygen day and night. Has to be moved around in a wheel chair. But, i ain't giving up on her! She's at home. Tried those nursing homes, but can't afford them. Kids are both working, away from local area, so its up to me! I'm 89 yoa!
So, if you are a cigarrette smoker, remember what ya read here! By: Rusty Jones