Sunday, May 22, 2005

The boys have gone to see Star Wars, so I thought I'd do a kind deed and give the hedge its first cut of the season. And the neighbours' hedge, since they're away.

The confounded machine died on me! Fortunately I'd roughly done our hedge, both sides, and started tidying next doors. Then suddenly ...

Wheee! Whine! Screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeech ...

Do hedgecutters have gears? There must be something inside between the motor and the blades. It's an old hedgecutter, so I didn't worry myself unduly - just tidied up and gave up.

Did I get the shears out? Well, I could have, but by that stage I'd had enough. My upper arms and shoulders tend to ache these days, so tomorrow morning could be quite sore, I suppose. Cue for a long soak in the tub tonight?

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