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Paul Pless
05-31-2013, 09:27 AM
While I was last in Alabama, a fitting on the deck of our riding lawn mower broke. Katherine gathered the pieces up, disassembled the deck, ordered replacement parts and belts and waited for me to come home to make the repair. Without a manual or diagram or the experience of disassembling the deck I proceeded to rebuild the deck this morning. At first it was an interesting puzzle, an hour later I finally flipped the idler pulley tensioner into the last possible position that it could go and voilą, the belt suddenly reached an almost snug fit. The next hour of fiddling (during the BBC news hour) returned no new advances toward getting the mower back into working order.

I sat down and ate an orange.

I called my engineer wife.

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She called back a bit later to tell me that, "Oh yeah, there's a couple of parts to the tensioner in my car here at work. . ."
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Thanks dear.


So another day free of mowing the lawn, perhaps I shall go fishing.|:)

bogdog
05-31-2013, 09:48 AM
My overpriced, under powered, self-propelled Toro mower's deck is rusting out, I duct taped a sheet of HDPE over the hole, now it works better than it ever did.

Flying Orca
05-31-2013, 10:10 AM
wallah, the belt suddenly reached an almost snug fit.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

wallah (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wallah)

voilą (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/voil%C3%A0#English)

...just, you know, FYI.

BrianW
05-31-2013, 10:21 AM
Classic! :)

SWMBO'd decided that my Dana Design back pack, smelling of dead sheep, needed to be washed. So she took it completely apart and washed the bag. That was several years ago, I've never gotten in back together. :)

Kaa
05-31-2013, 10:22 AM
Given that the OP is essentially about the workings of Paul's marriage, it takes guts to title the thread this way :-D

Kaa

Paul Pless
05-31-2013, 10:24 AM
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...

wallah (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/wallah)

voilą (http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/voil%C3%A0#English)

...just, you know, FYI.Thanks Donn. But fwiw I think its the first time I've ever used that word here.;) To be absolutely honest what I said to myself was, ****'n eh. . .:d

and yes i know where you got the phrase from. . .

Kaa
05-31-2013, 10:26 AM
SWMBO'd decided that my Dana Design back pack, smelling of dead sheep, needed to be washed. So she took it completely apart and washed the bag. That was several years ago, I've never gotten in back together. :)

A pity, my Dana Design Terraplane is the best big backpack I ever had and they don't make them any more...

Kaa

Flying Orca
05-31-2013, 11:22 AM
Thanks Donn.

Jeebus, man, don't call me that. <shudder>


But fwiw I think its the first time I've ever used that word here.

Yeah, I know, but the reference was worth it. :D

Rich Jones
05-31-2013, 12:54 PM
Paul, at least your dear wife did some of the work. Mine, a sweetheart in very way, would never think to mow the grass. Nor would I ever think to volunteer to cook dinner. A disaster in the making both ways! The worst she's ever done is throw out my painting pants because "they had paint on them".

Chip-skiff
05-31-2013, 12:58 PM
For the record:

wallah |ˈwälə|

noun [ in combination or with modifier ] Indian or informal
a person concerned or involved with a specified thing or business: ice cream wallahs.

• a native or inhabitant of a specified place: Bombay wallahs.

ORIGIN from the Hindi suffix -vālā ‘doer’ (commonly interpreted in the sense ‘fellow’), from Sanskrit pālaka ‘keeper.’

Kaa
05-31-2013, 01:09 PM
Hello, fellow bilgewallahs!

:-)

Kaa

mikefrommontana
05-31-2013, 01:53 PM
I think wallah is a phonetic spelling of
voiląWhich is French, defined as: —used to call attention, to express satisfaction or approval, or to suggest an appearance as if by magic http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/voil%C3%A0

Flying Orca
05-31-2013, 02:06 PM
I think wallah is a phonetic spelling of
voilą

I don't think it's very phonetic, given that it misses the initial vowel. More of a malapropism than an eggcorn, though I'll happily grant it shibboleth status.

Chip-skiff
05-31-2013, 02:35 PM
I think wallah is a phonetic spelling of
voilą

That, certainly, was the intention.

seanz
05-31-2013, 02:41 PM
Wallah in the holler?

Chip-skiff
05-31-2013, 03:06 PM
I was thinking more of Kipling.

Katherine
05-31-2013, 03:09 PM
I don't care what he wrote, I just want to know when the lawn will be mowed.

Paul Pless
05-31-2013, 03:10 PM
you still have the parts in your car babe. . .

Katherine
05-31-2013, 03:28 PM
you still have the parts in your car babe. . .
How long after I give you the parts will it take you to mow the lawn? lol

Flying Orca
05-31-2013, 03:28 PM
I was thinking more of Kipling.

Now, now - what Paul and Katherine do in their spare time is none of our business, unless of course they choose to kipple and post about it.

Chip-skiff
05-31-2013, 03:29 PM
Paul— henceforth thou shalt be called—

Mower Wallah.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_otfwl2zc6Qc/SyepB-88LDI/AAAAAAAAMJA/ioRW88KW4tk/s400/redneckMower2.jpg

The Bigfella
05-31-2013, 08:48 PM
Hellaciously ain't spelled "Hellaciosly" btw.

... and you've got some learning to do yet Sonny.... I bought my wife a new mower for Mothers Day, or her Birthday (can't recall which).... Its hers. She does the mowing.

skipper68
05-31-2013, 08:57 PM
"Hellaciosly"
Is this about ME?
Not a lot of MB left to read. Ughh..
I am an enigma, I heard.
No NOT an ignoramus, so don't go there! :D
I couldn't find the cure at the Drug Store.
Ha Ha!!!