I went out to mow today, and after about five minutes, my old Cub Cadet riding mower started cutting into the dirt on one side. I disconnected the deck and flipped it over to see if I had a bent blade. Nope! It was a broken spindle. A five minute trip to the farm store and a hundred bucks for a new deck spindle, and I was back up and running. While I was working, my wife asked "how do you know how to fix things like that?" I didn't really know what to say, so I said "you just pick things like this up over the years". That did get me wondering though, how many people would have just thought their mower was done for and gone out to buy another one? I worry about some of the younger generation coming up without ever having to "fix things". They live in a disposable world today.