Luncheon with the Chamber
I attended a luncheon with the chamber today. The Canal Connection Chamber of Commerce is doing a bi-monthly luncheon and this time we had it at Yellow Mills.
There were seven women in attendance and I was the only man. It seems more and more that businesses are being run by women. I am reminded of a documentary I watched on micro loans and how if they give the loan to a woman, the money gets spent wisely on the business. If they give it to a man, it gets squandered. There might be a correlation here. In fact, PPA reports that more women attended Imaging USA this year.
Guys, quit goofing around!
I came home from the luncheon and decided to mow the lawn. I figure, I can handle it. It’s a ride-on mower. That shouldn’t inflame my leg.
I go to start the mower, which, by the way, started just fine a month ago when I tested it. It wouldn’t start. The battery was dead.
Driving Elizabethe’s car around the block and parking behind the mower shed, I jumped the mower. I got it started and let it run while I drove her car back around the block and parked it in the garage.
Before I pulled out of the shed, I thought I should turn it off and re-start it.
Dead. The battery is very dead.
I pulled the batter and just before leaving to buy a new one, the UPS truck pulled up. Yes, it was my new camera.
Exercising discipline I put the camera away and drove to NAPA Auto Parts where I purchased a new battery. I came home and installed it and the tractor started right up.
Uhg. Now to mow the lawn.
It took 4 hours and I was exhausted. You’d think it wouldn’t be so exhausting, but “taking it easy” for six months really wears down your stamina.
At least the lawn looks nice.