September 30, 2016

September 30, 2016

Well, it was a rainy day today so I worked on more recipes. I have been working on getting the ones on the Palm TX sorted, and I had an idea to try and use an emulator to do it on the computer, or even my phone using StyleTap, but it doesn’t work that way, so I need to carry the TX anyway.

I want to get all of these done, then I will figure out which device, probably the Treo 700P, to do all the formatting, then I will work on separating all go them and sorting them as I go. Last time, I tried to separate and sort in bulk, and it just didn’t work out well really.


September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Just a short one today. I didn’t work due to the rain, and I am still sore. I will be off for the next few days since it will rain again tonight and tomorrow, and Saturday night, so everything will be wet on Monday as well. The weather is cooling down nicely as well, and the grass is technically growing slower, so it will be light until the leaves fall.


September 28, 2016

September 29, 2016

Well, I said the other day that I wanted to do a longer post, as it is nearing the end of the season, and since today went so great, I figured that I would do it today. This entry is also due to the fact that I am on my way to a concert, which gives me time to type this all up. I have the Yoga with me, which has the nice backlit keyboard to make things easier since it is cloudy now, and will be dark soon.

The first time I want to start off this post with is that I ended up falling today. I was pulling the Honda back, and got too close to a wall around a flower bed, and went down on the rock wall right on my tailbone. Needless to say, since it was the first yard of the day, it really made the rest of the day go quite horribly. I worked through the pain and got another 4 yards done as well as moving some patio furniture for someone else.

The good thing is that tonight, and tomorrow, and what, as of last time I checked, into next week, will be wet as rain is coming. Tonight and tomorrow will the bulk of the rain, with around an inch or two, depending on what forecast you check. I can definitely use the rest now! I will be enjoying some time off to let my broken ass recover, as it has a huge crack down the middle.

So, equipment wise, as I usually like to post about every so often, the Honda is at 939.8 hours as of writing this so it is just shy of being 940 hours. The thing is, since getting the zero turn, I am not sure if I will be able to get it to 1000 hours as I thought I would this season. It still have 200 hours on it for the season, as of 935.6 hours. That is quite a lot of time to be behind a mower when you think about it too. That doesn’t count any time that I spent using the Snapper or Craftsman either.

The zero turn is currently at just under 61 hours, but I am not sure of the exact number for that one. That has been treating me well, with some bagging issues early on, but cleaning the deck helped a lot. So, I learned to keep the deck clean, as well as trim cutting first when bagging, and now, I have no issues except on really wet grass. I like that on this mower, it is easy to drop the deck, but I do also have a jack that I use which helps a lot.

I found out how easy dropping the deck was when I tried to change the blades the one day and it was stuck on. I took the deck off, and took it down to where my dad works, and got the blade off. That was when I put on some anti-seize compound as well, so now the blades shouldn’t have any issues coming off in the future. Sadly, even with the deck off, the mower will not fit on my trailer. So that is a planned purchase for next year as I will need it.

Handheld equipment, all the blowers and trimmers, except the KM110, are running great. I need to figure out why it is so hard to start and won’t idle one of these days. I am not sure what is wrong with it, and I haven’t had the time to take it apart and mess with it, but the other day when I went to use it, it was hydrolocked, so I took out the spark plug and drained it out. That is a trick that I learned from days of nitro RC cars when they would flood. After that, I must have spent a good 15 minutes trying to get it started. It finally started and ran very rough for like 2 minutes.

I will post some more in the upcoming few days. I will put tomorrows entry as a separate post.


September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

Well, today was a little lighter than I had expected but tomorrow looks to be a bit heavier, but I could be wrong. . I have 4 yards planned for so far, but that could always change as it has many times before. I will just take them as they come in, and that will be that since it is going to be wet over the next few days with some soaking rain coming.

We did get some rain last night, but this is looking to be a good bit more rain. I am not going to lie and say that I don’t appreciate the rain, as we do still need it, but it is the end of the year now, so there will not exactly be a whole lot of growth. The key thing is that I will start focusing on the leaves soon, and then on the snow!


September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

Well, it was another long day. I didn’t really plan on it being so long though but when people call, my yard gets put on hold. I was able to get 5 yards plus some of mine done. Tomorrow, depending on the rain, I may get some more done tomorrow.

They said it will stop by morning, but everything will be wet, so I am not sure what I am planning on doing yet as the rest of the week looks to be more of the same rainy weather. I may just suck it up and try and get some stuff done though, as I rather not be behind again at this time of year.


September 25, 2016

September 25, 2016

Today was a decent day, as I was able to get a good bit done, but I would have been happy if I could have gotten more done. I will be busy tomorrow, as I have 5 planned so far. It was chilly this morning, which I did enjoy but meant that I started a bit later as I wanted to let it warm up a bit first.

I am planning on working on some longer posts soon as well, as I have a lot of updates to talk about. I am plan to work on writing as well as recipes more too, as my work load will start to wind down soon as it is the end of September already. This year has flown by for sure.


September 24, 2016

September 24, 2016

I got it! I picked up the Toro Power Max HD 826 OXE today, for a grand total, with tax, of 1376! Now I just need to wait for it to snow, then I can test it out. I am going to be busy tomorrow with at least 7 lawns to do. It will be cold tonight going down to the low 40s too!

Everything is moving quickly, and before you know it, everything will be nice and white again. I have no idea when the first flakes will fly but I do know that I will be ready for them now. This is 5 inch wide, and faster, and will throw snow a LOT further!