Rain showers expected through the day.
Belladonna is home. This is a "hair" weekend. All of the little micro-braids come out. It is a marathon movie watching session as her fingers fly. Later this weekend she has a session with Rosemary. Then her hair is virtually maintenance free for six-to-eight weeks
|This photo accurately captures the color and luminosity of the cut squash. It really is that glowing green-and-orange.|
Zero Turn mowers
Between showers, I went over to Roger's house and tidied up a job I started earlier. It turns out that Roger has two, zero turn mowers. The larger one was sidelined due to fuel leaks. Roger and I road-tripped into town with the old, rotted out fuel line. We replaced it all with new.
|These are fine for attaching labels to tree branches but do not stay secure under vibration.|
It is a good thing that I did. The hose had walked over and was within an eighth-inch of touching the exhaust pipe.
As an additional measure of overkill, I sleeved the outside of the exhaust pipe closest to the fuel line with aluminum salvaged from a 24 ounce beer can. I don't know how long the aluminum will last in that application. I considered putting the sleeve on the rubber hose but did not want to run the risk of having the raw edge abrade the hose.