I put some credence in my 'flat tire' hypothesis.... it helps some (lots??) when something goes wrong. Essentially it goes like this, you have a flat tire and you can whine and cry and curse your 'bad luck', but none of those things will get you where you were trying to get. Make the tire round, get over it and move on. Possibly, you could have been flattened by a semi truck if the tire hadn't been flat or some other unfortunate outcome.
At least that's what I tried to think when I pushed the clutch pedal in and realized I missed a very important step..... crashed the new TOB into my new clutch
Teach me to be 'proud' of myself for getting it all done and put together (even the headlights were on), when I never put a 5/8" wrench to the pedal adjustment bolt.
I did the usual mental check of everything; cotter pins, wires, bolts and for some reason the biggest 'thing' never crossed my mind.
It was pretty tough to admit to Boss Hog that the TOB he sent me has chunks gone missing.
I got it split again and luckily Ed D had a new one in stock, not only did he deliver it (across our new toll bridge) but he called ScotLem (a very talented mechanic) who happened to be on vacation. We got it back together in short order. And Scot adjusted the governor control that's been a PIA for a while. Ed brought fresh corn and tomatoes. Things don't get any better than that!
Off to mow the fort today, heck it was raining last weekend when I was going to mow anyway. So it all works out in the end.