Tuesday, July 11, 2017
When I'm not moving pipe or weed whacking the past couple of days, I've been replacing screens in the sun room with heavy-duty “cat proof” screening. As I remove the old screens, I can't help but notice all the holes the cats have made in them. You can see exactly where their claws were as they hung from the screen – most likely after a bird.
Yesterday, right in the middle of my weed whacking, my beautiful Stihl whacker croaked. The engine still runs, but it won't turn fast enough to make the steel blade spin. The whacking works very poorly under such circumstances. I ran it up to the repair shop yesterday, only to find out they've got a backlog over over 50 broken whackers! They tell me this happens every July, as everyone gets busy. Figures.