Finally got around to mowing my lawn the other day. It's been mowed once, by a secret neighbor, but I figured I should make the effort. Got about ten minutes into the job when I heard a nasty ripping crack and the mower stalled. Somehow, the air filter had popped off and I'd mowed over it. It all happened so fast I'm not even sure how. (I'd think it would pop off *behind* the path of the blades, but it popped forward?) Shredded paper, plastic, and mesh all over. Well, it turns out it's easy to buy a replacement filter for a lawnmower, but not many people ever need a replacement cap to hold the filter on. Just me, I guess. The closest one turned out to be in Ishpeming, at some rental shop on the back roads.
By the time I got home and put everything together, it was like 88 degrees out, so I didn't get much further. The front's done, though, so secret neighbor should be satisfied for now.