Saturday, July 19, 2008

Wii and More

1. A couple of weeks ago, I bought a Wii for the family.....o.k., it was for me. :) Tonight, Sasha, Mady and I played the bowling game. Mady, age 5, tore it up. She hit 4 strikes and even told us to watch her so that we could see how to do it. It was a blast.

2. Well, I spoke a little too soon on the mower. After putting the starter string back on, it cranked up and ran like a dream. I went to the church to mow the little bit of grass we had there. About halfway through the mowing, one of the wheels fell off. I put it back on.....cranked it up and started mowing again. 30 seconds later, it dies. I try multiple times to crank it up. I let it sit and then tried it again. Then, I broke the string again. I stopped by a local place to see what they thought was the problem and how much it would cost to fix. Well, the guy thought it was the carburator and it would cost more to fix than I wanted to pay. So, I decided to try and fix it on my own. I got it apart, but didn't really know what to do with it other than try and clean it. I stopped by Pastor John's house and he suggested a new spark plug. He looked at the carburator and said it was fine. So, I went and spent 7 bucks on a plug, plug wrench and some form-a-gasket. I put it all back together and it wouldn't crank. I pulled the spark plug out and it didn't appear to be getting any fire. I called Pastor John and he was near the house. So, he stopped by and checked it out. Within a few minutes, he had diagnosed the problem and a potential solution. It worked. After getting the engine back together, it started on the second pull. Sometimes, you have to call in reinforcements. Thanks Pastor John!

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