Day: August 25, 2014
3rd Post Primed and Riding Mower fixed
At least the weekend ended on a good note. Remember the mower was in pieces when we quit for the day yesterday? Well, we got that fixed after about 2 hours of taking the mower deck off, removing the blades, broke a few bolts, crawling around on the ground on our knees, but we managed to get it done. Yes, I helped. Even though I hate all things mechanical, but I sure do like it when the weeds are mowed down. In between times when Lynn ran to the hardware store, and when he was doing things where he didn’t need my help, I worked on the post.
The “Post.” That would be the post that we glued up toward the end of last year. Well I spent 2 days sanding, filling holes with Bondo, sanding again, more Bondo, sanding again. Got the picture? Its not perfect, but it will do. Ending the evening painting on the primer coat. Kilz Premium Primer. The only kind I will use. Note to self – Google Bondo and see if there is a hardener that dries slower and gives you a little more time to apply it. I have about 3 – 4 minutes before it sets up. I do all things slow, so this is a challenge.
Why do I use Bondo and not wood filler? I thought you might be wondering about that. I tried wood filler and wood putty and neither held up outdoors in the weather. It was harder to apply and harder to work with. I figured they use Bondo on cars and they are almost always in the outdoors.
The mower has new blades, it has been greased, has a new starter, and it should be good for another year before we have to replace it. Because Momma is broke and we will just have to make do.
Have to get 3 more 4X6 posts to hold up the porch roof so we can remove a couple more posts. That will probably get done during the long Holiday weekend. Have to have 12 more 2X4’s to cut and make solid cores in the post. History of the posts is noted in previous posts from about 2 years ago. I have 6 more post’s to do. It’s a lot of work, but they will not be flawless, but they will look good and be stronger than before.
Big sigh 🙂 This weekend is coming to an end. Need to jump in the shower then kick back and watch a little bit of TV, then off to bed. Then we get to do this all over again.
Now for a few photos:
Now I bid you all Goodnight.
Annie, The gopher and mechanical assistance