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26 February 2010 @ 11:28 am
In yesterday's post, I made mention of our non-functioning snow blower.* It's not entirely dead; it will - grudgingly - start up, upon which it sputters and shakes before shuddering into silence. Don thought it was bad gas, though now he's pretty sure it needs a tune up. In spite of the knowledge that the beastie is NOT working properly, my darling dear perseveres. This morning, he waded through thigh-deep snow to the shed. And yes, he did get the thing started, and yes, he did clear a bit of pathway, but the machine has died again at the top of the driveway.

It's as if he's just taking the snow blower out for a walk, which is very sweet but highly ineffective.

*that's for you, phloxyloxy
Maire: cataranturas on February 26th, 2010 06:46 pm (UTC)
Snowblowers are tempermental creatures.....apparently if you don't start them every week or so throughout the entire year....they get sulky and won't start when you need them. Well...I'm not sure they sulk, I think it's really that the carborator (sp?) gets gummed up. My brother has one and it never works when it snows.
mistress_kathmistress_kath on February 27th, 2010 02:54 am (UTC)
We have one, but I can't really use it. At all. We don't have an extension cord that reaches to the sidewalk, for one thing, and our property is so narrow that there's no where for the snow to go (that is, it gets sprayed on someone else's property, and NO that's NOT cool...even though they would totally do it to me)