by toogie 06 May 2022

Hi Cuties! I’m not the one venting here, but hubby was. We went an hour away to town, to all the lawnmower places to get a part he needed for his lawnmower. Actually, he lost two washers and the nut that holds the pulley on. Well, no Hustler dealer anymore locally and all said you’d have to get it directly from Hustler dealer. 🙄 So I got online and googled. Found germanbliss site. Found the parts needed. Grayson came and ordered for us before he left for vacation. Parts were $6.

Reason hubby and Grayson were complaining, shipping was $16!!!! I told them look at it this way. We couldn’t drive to Illinois for $16. What else can you do? You have to have the part.
We have been getting a lot of rains and sure makes the grass grow and he likes keeping it up, thank goodness. The rains beat my flowers down, because some of them were really hard rain, thunderstorms. Had to choose a smaller size picture and loaded sideways. Sorry- Clicking on it may bring it upright.


by pennifold 09 May 2022

Hi Toogie, it's always the same isn't it, you get a good price for something only to find shipping and handling is exorbitant? So glad you finally got it all organised though.

Your Irises are gorgeous, I just copied it and then rotated the picture. Your garden looks so pretty in Spring. We are in Autumn and as I sit here we've just had a heavy downpour - only 5 minutes!!

It's 8.30am Tuesday and I'm just off to collect Mum to have her 4th Booster for Covid and her Vitamin B12 needle. Then a new haircut, something she can manage a bit easier, I hope!! Love Chris

toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

Your mums not the only one needing a haircut. I have been cutting mine since Covid began but now I can’t raise my arm high enough. I tried to fix it yesterday with the flatiron but doing the crown and back of my head was impossible. After I did as much as I could we went to Marsha and Richards to eat. It it hadn’t been dark and mosquitoes I was tempted to get in their pool to maybe exercise my arm. I go back to dr tomorrow so I will let him set me up with PT since this time is hectic right now for Ashley. If I wait on her I will have frozen shoulder!

toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

Ps when I have to resize my phone pics, they load sideways most times.

by sebsews 09 May 2022

Your grounds are so beautiful and manicured. I am glad you found the parts needed. I was going to mow today but due to wind and no humidity TV news said do not mow due to fire hazards. So, I slept most of the day!

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toogie by toogie 09 May 2022

Hey, sleep sounds good. I have played musical beds the last two nights and watched a movie too during the night. Have just not been able to rest.
Thank you about the yard. Hubby keeps them up, thank goodness. I don’t even know how to start or drive the mower, so you’re doing good.

by 02kar Moderator 07 May 2022

I just love your stories! Shipping costs have skyrocketed like everything else, I guess. I'm glad you were able to find the parts. A couple of friends have been searching for pulleys with no luck.

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toogie by toogie 07 May 2022

Oh gosh, I hope he never needs a pulley. I think I counted 6 under the deck!

by crafter2243 Moderator 06 May 2022

Even sideways your picture is beautiful.
I am glad the part was available even if it did cost so much in shipping.

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toogie by toogie 06 May 2022

Thank you, he has a lot to mow but he loves it. I don’t mow so he better plan on being here awhile ‘cause I do-lol
Just hope they fit.

by asterixsew Moderator 06 May 2022

Toogie what a great story. I love your comment that you couldn't drive to collect the bits required for $16. That really puts it all into perspective. I relate with the story as its something that often happens to us ordering on the internet. Sorry to hear about the rains, its annoying when heavy rain flattens our flowers after we have spent ages tending them.

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toogie by toogie 06 May 2022

Hubby hasn’t thought of the gas he spent running around trying to find the part, though. He is still the old guy that change is hard for. He likes to SEE in person and make sure it’s the same part as his. Hopefully the parts that just were delivered are correct or then I may, no will, hear more grumbling because I was the one located them- oh well he will just have to suck it up-lol

by dailylaundry 06 May 2022

I love how you had to explain to them about the shipping!! Hope your hubby gets the parts he needs! I truly can't believe how many serious storms there have been lately. One certainly beat up our beautiful gardenia bush which was full. Oh well we need the rain! Hugs to you!

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toogie by toogie 06 May 2022

Yes we do need the rain. We weren’t able to plant a garden because ours held the water but may be between the kids and friends we will get something fresh.
Yeah, I thought that would shut them up about shipping but I still heard SIL says no sense shipping be more than small parts. Oh well