Sunday, May 7, 2017

29. Got Gas?
When I got home that day, I cursed daylight savings.  I’d have time to cut grass before dark. 
My lawnmower started on the first pull, but the engine ran rough. I fiddled with the carburetor screw.  The engine was smoother, but still misfired every so often.  I added a capful of gas treatment to the tank. In a minute or so the engine ran smoothly.
Way too pleased with my non-mechanic self, I said to nobody in particular, “Adjusting the carburetor’s like getting your life in order, finding the right mixture of people, places, and things. Gas treatment is like motivation.  A little makes a big difference, but you can’t run on it alone, you’d burn out the engine.  Gasoline drives the piston, the way habit drives life.
I hadn’t noticed my wife sitting on the deck above me. “Talking to your lawnmower?” she said. “Not the healthiest  habit.”

Today I will take stock of my habits, they drive my life.
Time for a Change ©2017 by Ken Montrose
Time for a Change is a work of fiction. Any similarity between the characters and anyone you might know is purely coincidental.

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