Lake weekend. Not the best lake weekend I’ve had in a while. Motor problems.
New battery? Apparently not the answer, motor wouldn’t even click. @!#@T#%
Rider Mower.. started fine, I ran over something on the lawn and… dead.
As they say, deader’n shit.
All told the stupid thing is 12 years old. 12 years with narry an oil change and never a new spark plug to speak of, so you get what’s coming to you I suppose. Let’s face facts shall we, I don’t know shit about motors. I don’t want to start throwing ethnic stereotypes out there but they are they what they are. When my people have issues with small engines, big engines, siding or anything else, well… we pick up the phone and call someone. In rural Polk County, I’m just not sure who to call, help is a little sketchy.
Weather wasn’t conducive to boating and fishing, too windy. It was conducive to drinking beer on the deck as the temps were nice, and the fall colors are just starting. Another week 10 days or so and we’ll be in the full glory of Minnesota fall, glorious. We’re planning a few trips with dear friends to take in the fall colors, look for some update on this very site.
On the more spiritual side, this weekend is Slichot on Jewish calendar. The Shabbat that kicks off the Days of Awe aka the High Holidays. On Wednesday night and Thursday Morning we’ll be at the Shul for the Rosh Hashanah.
Rosh Hashanah, in Hebrew “The Head of the Year” aka the Jewish New Year. This is the first day of the seventh month, which according Actually there technically 4 new years observances in the Jewish calendar, but this is the biggie. Like the secular new year, Rosh Hashanah is a time for reflection and resolutions. According to tradition Rosh Hashanah is the day when G-d opens the Sefer Chaim, the Book of Life and decides the fate of all Jews for the coming year. Who will have a good year, or a bad one, who will live and who… will not. The tradition continues that during the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur it’s possible to temper G-ds decision through prayer and repentance. My personal favorite teaching around this time, repentance from G-d is easy. Pray and ask for forgiveness. Repentance from people whom you’ve wronged or mistreated, for that you have to go to those people and ask forgiveness. That’s a lot tougher than praying, believe me.
And following the High Holidays we have the Jewish Thanksgiving, Sukkot and a few other minor holidays and then back to normal.
Speaking of Sukkot, I’m thinking I need to bring back the building of the sukkah tradition here the Casa Del Sankary. We lapsed on this after the kids got older and went off to school. The Oldest in Israel has a spiffy new pad in Haifa with a small yard, he’ll be building one, as will literally every one of his neighbors. I however, will need some help. I have no kids to assist with the design and construction. So, I’m trowing this out to my local blog friends- we’re doing to do this Amish style. If you’re local and interested in making a MItzvhah or like to drink Three Buck Chuck- respond here. Sukkah raising and meet the blogger = wine provided on Sunday Oct 5th. BTW Designs welcome.