LIVING THE LIFE
LOVING THE "STATUS"
...of Lawnmower Maintenance
While cutting grass early in the summer, our aging lawnmower began sputtering. In response to the stalling, I quickened my pace, hoping to finish the task before the engine quit completely. In my haste, the mower ran over and exploded a tennis ball; but, much to my pleasant surprise, the explosion IMPROVED the engine's condition and caused the sputtering and stalling to cease. Wow!
Now, with the coming of fall, I'm considering a THOROUGH TUNE-UP for the lawnmower. I could pay for the qualified, repair services of a small engine mechanic, but finances are tight, and that leaves me with the only verifiable, "do-it-yourself" option that I am aware of: tennis ball explosion. How silly of me! For a THOROUGH ENGINE TUNE-UP, I could just aim for a basketball.