What is a "bottom dollar" anyway? I know, it's your last bit of money. It's certainly not the opposite of "top dollar." You can pay top dollar for something, meaning that you're paying the highest price. But you never pay bottom dollar for something. Instead, you pay "rock bottom." Why? No one ever pays "rock top" for anything, do they? It seems that the only thing bottom dollars are good for is betting. And I've never heard anyone talk about middle dollars; we must keep those very close to our vests. Even though not many of us actually wear vests. English is a creative and confusing language.
So, as I've mentioned, the chainsaw is in the chainsaw hospital. The other day the oil that lubricates the chain ran out, so I refilled the tank. Then I noticed that oil was leaking out all over the place. This happened once before when I first got the saw, but it stopped. I now know it stopped because the oil level had fallen below the level of the oil cap.
It turns out that the oil cap no longer seals the tank. Add to that that I've been using the saw quite a lot and the chain has become a bit dull. So on Friday I took the saw in to the guy that sells and repairs power tools over across the river. He said they could fix (replace) the cap and sharpen the chain and that the saw would be ready some time this week.
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