I do believe this to be true (not for me) this week. My neighbor is trying to help me with my Blazer doing some of the smaller (LOL) projects that have needed done. He is a good guy - but I know why he is doing so much. He feels he is helping out his buddy Glen. Well truth is he is helping buddy Glen's wife. He would have done anything for Glen and vice versa. They were true buds - through and through.
Well for him - no good deed goes unpunished Poor guy. He started working on the flow tube on the gas tank (where the fuel flows to tank). It hasn't been accepting gas well - it keeps causing the pump to turn off. Has to do with gas flow and air venting. Well it wasn't what he thought - then he found out what it probably is - and it is in a weird angle to get to and according to him it has Martian connectors!!!! Never seen anything like it.
Nothing as easy as first thought.
Well before he started that I went and picked up my little tiller from my brother. He has used it a ton this spring. After working on flowers and bark a bit - I decided later in day to till.
The whole dang thing came apart with one tug!!!!! LOL Trust me I am not that strong.
Well, bless his heart - the neighbor stopped and worked on that. Did several things on it. (It is old and actually came from the trash many years ago). It got to running - then I had a problem with vine type weeds wrapping the tines and it stopped. SIGH!!!!
By then it was just too hot to continue. Will try again Tuesday.
Do I really want a garden??????
Yeah - but the above picture may hold true for next year!!!!!!! LOL
So Tuesday he goes to pick up part for Blazer (they didn't have it Monday), then more work. He mentioned he would look at tiller again.
It sure was one of those days. At least he has my car in his back yard under his huge shade tree - my drive is cement and in full sun. I can't even imagine how hot that would have been.
I pay for parts and I always make sure he is paid for his labor (if he will take anything). I have given him gift cards for groceries and eating out over time as well.
I don't want to take advantage - but I think he just feels obligated.
So it has been one of those days. I did get many flower pots planted and more bark down. It got to almost 90* and it was pretty darn warm!
A cool shower sure felt good.
So hopefully today turns out better!
Cherish your friends! They really can be a Godsend in so many ways.
I thank God everyday for my family and friends!
Have a great day!!!!!