The temperature has dropped from 28C (82,4F) yesterday to 18C (64,4F) today and that’s where it’ll stay all day and most of next week according to the predictions. I must admit that I’m enjoying this cooler weather a lot 🙂 I should have waited to mow the lawn until today, I think I would have taken the problems I had much better 🙂
It all started as it should yesterday, I have an electric mower (with a cord) and I found all cords and none had broken like they always seems to do during winter when I’m not using them. The mower starts without any problems and I had mowed around a third of my lawn when it sounds as if I hit something big. I move the mower but don’t find anything, think it’s odd and start the mower again. Once again it sounds as if I hit something big but once again there’s nothing there. I start the mower but now it just sound strange and it smells of burned plastic.
So I unplug it and turns it upside down. The motor is attached to a plastic plate which is welded together with the rest of the mower (I’m not sure how they weld plastic but they do, I guess they sort of melt together the plastic somehow). The welding has broken so instead of the blades turning around the entire motor has tried to 🙂 This is nothing I can fix in a minute 🙂 so I had to jump in to my car and drive to the supermarket in Skara to buy a new one. The problem with Supermarkets are that one can find almost anything there but they have no employees one can ask where things are! I did know where the mowers are but I couldn’t find any mosquito nets that I also wanted to buy while I was there.
Anyway, I found two mowers that looked almost exactly as mine and I wanted the one with a bigger motor because sometimes 🙂 it takes a while for me to decide to mow and the grass gets a bit too long 🙂 Naturally they had sold all with the bigger motor but just as I picked up the one they had I found my absolute favorite mower, a Flymo. It hovers above the ground at the same time it cuts the grass. I’ve never really understood how it manages to do so but it does.
Everything worked just fine when I came home even if the grass was a bit too long. After the garden I also have some parts I need to mow around my garage. Unfortunately they have poured out new gravel on the road, well gravel is a bit nice to call it, it’s actually more or less stones. Those stones have spread far beside the road when cars have driven by and even if I tossed away all the big stones I could find I still missed some and naturally I hit them with the mower. The cutting blade is now slightly warped so the mower vibrates some. Isn’t it great, it didn’t even take an hour before that happened but it still hovers as it should.
I’m pretty sure the old one can be fixed rather easily but not by being welded, instead I’ll use the old-fashioned nuts and bolts. It is always good to have a spare one in case something like this happens again 🙂