Broken Lawnmower

Spring has finally arrived here in the Great White North. Time to give the lawn a trim (it’s looking pretty bad because it was getting kind of long last fall and then, all of a sudden, it was covered by snow). My wife pulled out the lawn mower and tried to start it. After sitting all winter, it didn’t want to start. I thought that it was about time it had some TLC. I’m not the most mechanical of people, but I can pull spark plugs and check filters. Working on the lawn mower on the garage floor wasn’t something my aching back and knees really wanted to do, but there wasn’t anywhere else to work on it (perhaps the kitchen table? No, I don’t think my wife would be too happy about that). A workbench in the garage! That’s what I need. I had some particle board and 2×4’s left over from a shelving project I did last fall, so I had most of what I needed. A few hours with a saw and drill, and I had a perfectly workable workbench. Well, now I was inspired. A quick trip to the hardware store, and I put up some pegboard behind the bench. Finally, a place to organize all of those ‘big’ tools that don’t fit in my electronic toolbox. I knew it was time to stop when I was seriously contemplating tracing out the tool outlines on the pegboard.

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