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Thursday, March 13, 2008

And the mystery smell is...

...Gasoline! Yes, we have a winner!

It seems the lawn mower, perhaps upset by its battery indigestion, spewed gasoline from its nether regions all over the garage floor. Oh, hurrah.

Time to call the exorcist lawn mower repair Yeti (aka Big John, who comes to our house and is about the friendliest giant I ever met) to give the tractor beast a good talking to and a thorough going-over.

Meanwhile, our garage is airing out and I have a headache from the combined muscle pain and gasoline fumes, so no gym for me this morning. Maybe this afternoon, but definitely tomorrow after my doctor's appointment. I know, you were desperate to know the minutiae of my daily life. I live to please.


Becky said...

Yipes. Be careful. Those fumes can be deadly.

Kyddryn said...

T moved the dad-blasted thing out into the back yard where it can just sit and think about the mess it made. The stink cleared fairly quickly afterwards. I have a friend who loves the smell of gasoline - I just don't get that...

foolery said...

Yikes -- a gassy lawn mower in an enclosed space with an overheating electrical appliance next to it -- to quote the Martian from Bugs Bunny cartoons, "Where's the Earth-shattering kaboom?" Glad you're safe.

Kyddryn said...

I think the battery acid ate through the hose and caused the leak. Luckily, that was AFTER the battery had indigestion and overheated and bubbled its evil smell all over the garage and into the house. Ick, really.

I LOVE Marvin the Martian - I have Marvin earrings.

"Where's my p-38 space modulator?"