I am sorry that so many of the people you have done business with are retiring. Most of us older folks have a good work ethic and when we gave our word or shook hands on a deal, it meant something. It seems to me, that many places are out to make a buck and their service is poor.
Our son bought another mower for us. My son's girlfriend's brother has a lawn mower repair business. He is in his teens. He said the other mower was out of oil and the engine was ruined. He didn't know why the bolt came up missing because it was a long bolt.
I am hoping that the refinancing will go through this Wednesday. Hubby has an appointment in June to go to Social Security and then he will probably quit working. It will be nice to spend time together and for him to get to do some things that he would have to take off work to do.
I have had all my cats declawed in the front since I have been an adult. If one was to get outside, it couldn't defend itself against a dog or another cat. Crellie is such a loving animal anyway. She will run to the top of the steps of our entrance into the basement and eat grass if the door is open. When Princess comes in, the basement door is opened until I go downstairs and shut it.
Crellie comes to me every day and wants to be held and petted. She does stuff to make me laugh and would be greatly missed if something happened to her.