Friday nights snow storm was a good precursor for what's to come. It also allowed me to take the snow-blower out for it's first spin of 2015 and a good thing too.
Started right up on the second pull, however, when I began using it she'd conk out. This happened several times when all of a sudden "Murphy" appeared.
The pull cord snapped on one of the restarts - of course it did, UGH!
Fortunately, this model has an electric start, so I was able to get her running again. However, the conk outs continued, which was challenging as I needed to lump the machine back to the garage to plug in and restart.
Ah, but "Murphy" wasn't done, nope. He was still hanging around. This time he worked his magic when the snow-blower blade hit the corner of a railroad tie, which caused the shear bolt to break (by design), ALAS.
So, in anticipation of the Nor'easter heading our way I spent a couple hours this morning on the machine. Fortunately, I had a spare shear bolt and a brandy new spark plug, so I replaced them both. Checked the fluids and tires and we're ready to roll!
Looking at the spark plug picture, old vs new, I'm hoping this explains why the machine kept conking out.
Flipp'n town plow! First real snow storm of the season and they've already knocked our mailbox over. VERY frustrating to say the least, and we're not the only "victims", as other neighbors suffered the same fate.
Even Trixie-dog was struggling. We need to take her outside to do he business via the basement when it snows. She does not like to navigate the deck stairs when they're snow covered.
BIG Nor'easter heading are way! Anticipated to begin tomorrow (Monday) evening. Upwards of TWO FEET predicted, UGH!!
Went to see my doctor earlier in the week about this nagging cough I've had for well over a month now. I don't typically have to wait too long before being seen but this visit was different. She's been inundated with all the sickness and colds going around.
She took a couple chest x-rays and all looked good. To be on the safe side she prescribed cough medicine and antibiotics, neither of which appear to be working.