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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished?

Has your goodwill ever come back to bite you? Funny thing happened one year when I was blowing out my neighbor's drive. A big snow fall brought 11" of fresh wet heavy snow on Christmas Eve. I had cleared my drive and started on my next door neighbors driveway. All of a sudden the Christmas lights mounted on his roof started to come down. You could see the taut wire and hear the lights pinging as their plastic clamps snapped. I quickly shut down my blower to discover an out door power cable wrapped around the auger. My neighbor had taped a power cord across his driveway from the front yard lamp outlet to the garage eave's Christmas lights. My neighbor took it in stride. The only real damage were a couple of plastic clips and a severed power cord!

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Yep been there done that. in 1 of my rants in another thread I helped out that neighbor with the plow on his truck. ended up eating his ext cord with "JR". I got the cord out of there don't know what the condition of it was, and don't really care. NEVER AGAIN am I doing that!!!!!! HE was on his own from that day out.

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For me it's forgetting I have a battery charger on my own car in my own driveway and it's my extension cord wrapped up in my auger

When doing someone elses I always try to know their property and only do what I've seen them do.
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Make sure the windows are up before the snow plow goes by !!

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not with the SB yet ( knock on wood ) but 2 extension cords last summer with the mower ( lol )
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I once wrapped 40 feet of a 50 foot metal dog lead in my auger. Took me a half hour with a pair of tin snips to finally free it up. You would think the auger would have stopped turning well before 40' of cable.
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GMorning K4F, Although it appears to be 'one-time use' only, looks like a real quick way to roll up an extension cord!!! loops look pretty even...... looked like a nice cord at one time. J
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By the time you realize you've hit something with the rider it's WAY TO LATE. Winter it's extension cords and summer it's the hose. I think last year might be the first year I didn't hit something with the mower. Finally getting smarter and pickup the yard before running the mower or stopping and moving something instead of trying to get right up next to it or thinking it will go over without hitting. How stupid or lazy can I be. Getting tired of buying hose repair kits, new hose and or blades every other year.
I've cut back on cars and it's been a mild winter. I'm looking at a whole bunch of grass out there and it's melting at near 50 as I type. Might get through a winter without killing an extension cord !! Instead of taking the charger out to the cars I've been bringing the batteries in.

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I have sucked up one neighbour's garden hose... it was left where he last used it... took me about an hour to cut it out of my augers. Another time I was clearing out another neighbour when I hit a piece of firewood that he had dropped on the way into his house... That one cost me over $200.00 for parts when it took out my auger gearbox... Oh... and over the years I've eaten 2 of my own extension cords...

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. That one cost me over $200.00 for parts when it took out my auger gearbox... ..
Hope your neighbor at least offered to pay, but probably not.
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To answer your question...YES!!!! almost every time and I have been wondering why for the last 50 years. Is it some cosmic law of the universe? why???

It seems like it never fails. Help someone and something bad happens. Maybe you just remember that instead of all the good things that happen afterwards.



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