Which is not a medical condition like, Morton’s Neuroma, by the way. It’s the pain that comes along two days later after hanging onto a chainsaw for what was not a very long period of time at all, I thought.
Apparently it was long enough.
And of course, as it was an affliction that didn't happen until two days
later, it took me at least a couple minutes to realise just why my arm was
complaining the way it was.
*thinks*. Maybe that’s why my back was complaining too?
Anyway, we’re back to this.
And the arm is fine once again, by the way.
That whole “weed and feed” thing is a bit of a mixed blessing, since I'm
pretty sure I'm the only one around, in this neighbourhood at least, who has had
to cut the grass so far this season.
I did the usual to the machine. Changed the oil, sharpened and rebalanced
the blade, cleaned the air filter and put in a new plug. Had one left over from
the pair I bought a couple years ago. I got two seasons out of that last plug,
but this time around the electrode was worn away just ever so slightly, so I
punted it out.
Topped ‘er up with fresh fuel, and it started on the first crack.
And I noticed that, even though I “look after” this machine, it has started
to show a few scrapes here and there. I'm guessing it must be the concrete
edging around the garden at the side of the house. It’s not like I’ll be
rushing out for some touch up paint or anything, but I was ever so slightly
taken with the amount of wear that I've inflicted on the thing so far. It’s
only three years old.
A while back (like last year?) I might have mentioned that I bought one of
those crazy assed vibrating/oscillating tools? This particular one is called a
“Sonicrafter”, made by Rockwell.
Anyway, as there is very little kerf on the
blades that this thing takes, they do tend to burn up pretty quickly, so I
thought I’d order some from Amazon. Heaps cheaper than the Chinese made ones
available at Home Despot or their ilk.
I mean, let’s be clear, they’re all made in China.
They look like this.
The tool looks like this.
I was somewhat taken by the address.
Check it out.
I got the last bit.
I guess it’s better than trying to read the
The fun part is, the package actually arrived. Well, these people seemed
to know what they’re doing, and there was no “Pigeon English” involved.
Usually a good sign.
The last two things I ordered directly from China through Amazon never did
arrive. I got my money back for the one item, but never did see the couple
bucks that I paid for the second.
They were using USPS.
Think about that.
Note that on the address above there’s a honkin’ big “CA” up at the top?
Well, that’s probably because these folks realise that I do in fact live in
Canada. Them other two chimps? I don’t know what they were thinking.. “USPS”
from China isn't going to cut it. Or at least, the lack of any parcels coming
from China with such a shipping method would tend to indicate.
I don’t know,
maybe in some other dimension, there is some way to ship USPS from China to
But not on this planet.
Oh, and they wanted me to take down my negative review. Right. Well, if
you can figure out what flippin’ country I live in, then by all means.
Funny too, any of the “one star” ratings on Amazon (too bad there’s no “Zero
stars”) has to do with lousy shipping. Seems it’s kind of hit and miss.
I’ll stop now.
Enjoy your weekend.
But as I do say from time to time, “Every day is Saturday!”
(Except I won’t be caught dead in the stores on the weekends.)
Keep yer stick on the ice.
Thanks for stopping by.