Walker almost fixed a lawnmower today.

When the lawnmower threw a belt about half an hour before I had to log on to work, Walker took it on himself up disassemble the deck, battery casing, and powertrain. He did a really good job at it and only needed Alli’s help for figuring out which wheels the drive belt should wrap around in which order.

Unfortunately, somewhere along the line something got disconnected or loosened and now the lawnmower won’t start. It’s probably a tension rod somewhere and I’ll work on it tomorrow or this weekend. Hopefully I’ll be able to fix it because, as much as I would love to get the all-electric lawnmower that Alli has been eyeing since we moved here, I’d really rather not spend the money right now.

Still, we are super proud of Walker for both having the gumption to work through the incredibly overcomplicated process by which one must access the powertrain and ALMOST solving the problem. I mean, he did solve the problem… and it’s also not entirely certain that the created the new problem in the process. It’s entirely possible that the same bump that dislodged the drive belt also did something to the starter.

Hopefully we’ll have an answer tomorrow.


  • Health: Actually feeling very positive. I’ve worked out two days in a row now and am feeling motivated to beat my previous record of just under three months of filling my activity range every day.
  • Writing: This. Though I am planning to work on either a fantasy story or screenplay after posting.
  • Mindset: I’m still struggling with anxiety around money and admitting that I don’t have to DO every waking minute, but otherwise I am feeling very positive.

Your Daily Serving of Interesting

I’ve been enjoying retro synth wave a lot recently. Tonights music, curtesy of Apple Music’s weekly new music mix, is 3FORCE. I’ve also just learned that Klayton, who I had listened to as Celldweller for years, has been releasing music under the name of Scandroid for nearly a decade. Don’t know how I missed that.

As a side note, as much as I like the convenience of Apple Music, I don’t know how many times I need to tell the algorithm that I don’t like Kid Rock before it stops recommending him to me.

Until Next Time

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