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Monday, February 20, 2012

She Thinks My Tractor Is Sexy

I'm an idiot. Most of the time. And when it comes to fixing things there are somethings that I can fix with no issues and then there are somethings that I just cant figure out.  Sometimes it takes me a while to learn and I get frustrated and irritated and mad. Throw stuff, break things, hit things, kick too.  But this weekend much to my surprise, things went a little bit different.

Being that the weather is going through the warming and cooling trends, I decided to get the riding mower out and service it.  This is the first time I have ever done this. I have had the riding mower for years and have never changed anything but the blades.  I know, way too over do, but it ran great last summer, but it was time for an experience.

So I did something that I don't normally do. I actually went down to the garage, looked at the model number and got the info off of the mower and then went upstairs, got on the computer and found out exactly what I needed. Better to be smart than sorry. I got my list of things I needed to service the mover and then I was off to.......the store I dislike almost as much as WalMart.  Home Depot.  Side story for another day, but Home Depot has the worst customer service. Just see for yourself. As I was standing there trying to find something right near these two ass clowns

But anyways.  I got the parts I needed on my own and then went home to begin my first ever riding mower service experience. Besides the fact that it took me and a super huge pair of pliers to get the oil filter off, I did. I replaced the air filter (easy), I drained the old oil (easy), drained the old gas (easy) and then I changed the fuel filter (easy).  I put the new oil filter back on and thought to myself that this was way too easy.  Yep it was.  I took the oil filter back off, because I forgot to put oil inside of the actual filter. Color me a dummy. So I filled the new oil filter up, let it soak the oil up, added a little bit more and then reapplied the new filter. I then put some oil in the whatever its called, you know where the dipstick goes.  Thought I was all done. Nope.  Forgot about the.....

Flat tubeless tire on the front of the mower.  No problem, I have a jump box.  I hooked it up and started blowing the tire up and let it go for a nice bit. Problem. The tire is not holding air. Its a tubeless tire when means all that has to be done is fit tire around rim and blow up. Wasn't working.  Guess I will have to get a new tire this week and try that before I can test out the handy work of my newly serviced riding lawn mower.

After I get my mower tire fixed and its ready to go, I will be blasting Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractors Sexy" as T watches out the window and I mow the grass looking like the super fine stud that I am.

Kiss The Baby

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1 comments:

plantingpennies February 20, 2012 at 6:18 PM   Reply to

Yeah BRO! You're the king of the garage! The god of tools!

You conquered the mower, now your kids will be amazed! Good job!

I replaced my kitchen sink once--all by my bad self. I even did it right!

Dads can do!

Mark L.

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