I am a stay at home mom who is fed up with spending a large portion of income on grocery bills. It is my job, according to God, to be a good help mate for my husband. I am trying to live up to my job description. I am starting a journey into the grocery coupon world and invite you to come with me. I have never used coupons for grocery shopping and as of January 1st 2008 I am diving in. I will be using http://www.thegrocerygame/ , http://www.moneysavingmom.com and the http://www.couponmom.com/ website to guide me on how to save money. I am going to treat this adventure as a part time job and put in the hours necessary to make it work. I am excited and nervous to get started.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Punches Keep Coming

More to tell on the lawn mower saga. I took the mower to the lawn mower guy. He cranked it and then said, "you don't have the blades on do you? Where are the blades?" I said, "No, here they are, why?" Thinking this would be a quick fix. He proceeded to tell me that I should not have tried to start it without the blades. There is a safety feature on mowers that if you hit a rock or something that stops the blade the piece inside the mower sheers off and it throws the timing off (who knew). This feature is designed to stop your mower and not ruin the engine. "Oh I say, well I have been cranking it all afternoon trying to get it started." The man laughed and called me honey for the tenth time and told me if I had put the blades on and then tried to start it I would be in business.

Things to remember for next year: #1 remove spark plug before taking blades off to make sure I keep my hands intacked and #2 attach blades before cranking my heart out.

1 comment:

Mrs. P said...


What a day for forehead smacking. Any bruises yet?