The Lawn Mower Woes

Last weekend was a holiday weekend where I was supposed to get a lot of yard work done.  Part of the yard work was to cut the grass, but alas I suffered the lawn mower woes.  You may recall in October 2013 a post that I wrote entitled “HTML Will not fix the Lawn Mower“.  I followed the same steps that I wrote in fore mentioned post.  I cleaned the spark plug, squished the silver knobby thingy on the end and re-gapped it using my putty knife, but no luck.  I thought mmm… may be it is the gas ( old gas ), so I went to Canadian Tire and found an octane booster made from Jet Fuel;  That outta do it right?   Nope!   I was expecting a big bang and a really fast lawn mower or a really broken lawn mower, but nothing.  I am still suffering the lawn mower blues.

I then decided to teach my 3 year old son about spark plugs and how they work and how they create mini explosions by igniting the gas.  He said, “May be the plug is broken”!  So; off to the store to purchase a 4 dollar spark plug.  Guess what… The 3 year old was right.   Now he goes around telling everyone how he helped fix the lawn mower.

HTML will not fix the lawn mower, but a 3 year old can!  No more Lawn mower woes!

Time for a beer!


Andrew Pallant (@LdnDeveloper) has been a web, database and desktop developer for over 16 years. Andrew has worked on projects that ranged from factory automation to writing business applications. Most recently he has been heavily involved in various forms for ecommerce projects. Over the years Andrew has worn many hats: Project Manager, IT Manager, Lead Developer, Supervisor of Developers and many more - See more at:

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