What is it about Craigslist that brings out all the freaks?? Must be that chicken foot symbol they use ....
Every nutbag in the world calls at all hours of the night when you sell things, asking stupid assed questions. What the hell do you plan to look at at 1AM??? Had one guy ask if I performed a compression test on a WEEDWACKER!! It ain't a friggin car for chrissakes!! WOW!
Back in the day when we used to have The Want-Ad, you never got crap like this. And if you went to look at something, the people were about 90% honest. Nowadays they describe things like they're showroom condition ... then you get there and it looks like a '78 Pinto that's been parked in the ocean since it left the showroom! I'll tell ya .... Want to lose faith in humanity? Deal with CRAIGSLIST!!
Most of the people that actually SHOW UP are decent people though. You get what you pay for, as they say.
Yep - hotter than hell here ... and I'm loving it! Except for that part where your skin acts like a heavily oiled air filter. I have grass, paint chips, metal flakes, beer, pollen, bugs, and dirt stuck to me from head to toe. This crap never happened in Phoenix! Humidity has put the head index up over 95°, according to the weather unit. Hit 90° yesterday, and just under that today with higher humidity. Started off at 90%, then gradually dropped to 53%, and now back up again. Still 73° out there right now!! Couldn't ask for better nighttime motorcycling weather.
My house is a sticky 83° right now. The coal boiler is right where I need to put the A/C. Gotta do some shuffling around in here. Still too early for $110 electric bills though ...
Looks like my lawn got a dose of meth like the rest of you folks. Already on my 3rd mow this season. My yard is sooo saturated from all this rain that I almost stalled the 25hp engine mowing up WATER in one section. Sounds just like an airplane when that happens.
Great for the bearings .... Good thing I use Amsoil! What a mess ...
Got some entertaining work today. A guy was mowing when he high-centered the deck when coming up off a hill. One of the blades was bent to start with, because he said right before "it" happened it was vibrating like a bastard. So when he high-centered, the bent blade drove DEEP into the dirt, which tweaked the blade and proceeded to bust all 4 ears off the center spindle! I found all this out after - got a late start today, and saw it sitting in my driveway ... so I go out to see what it;s here for. Deck belt is hanging out the side. So I look at the deck for quite a while before I noticed one pulley 5" lower than the others and at an angle to boot! Once I got it all apart I could see how the blade wore down as he dragged the spindle down the road.
Husqvarna for ya - you could never bend a mower blade 20 years ago unless you mowed a rock garden! When I did bearings on this thing a few months back, one of the ears EASILY broke off the spindle in my press. Not very strong for what they're asked do! Buying Chinese replacements would be an UPGRADE, sadly.
The kitties love the heat too! Got a pic here from last year. Was close to 100° that day, and she's stretched out on the porch window sill where it was about 115° due to the A/C condenser blowing out there.