or things that make you go “Doh!”
The hideous remains of my lawnmower blade that you see above is the result of discovering a hidden 6 inch tall, 4 inch diameter stump in a patch of tall weeds. There used to be a bush there until last fall when the power company removed it (almost, except for the lawnmower trap). The weeds grew tall over the fall and spring and this was the first time I had tried mow them. The really annoying part? That was a brand new blade on its maiden voyage! doh! The mower itself stopped with a horrific clank and puffed some white smoke, but I was able to start is again (after removed the blade), so I am hoping it is okay. Everything I read online tells me not to try straightening a bent blade, so I guess it is off to the hardware store for me….