Monday, April 27, 2009


I need to accept that I just am horrible with lawn equipment. Last year I broke our push mower...totally toasted it. With the riding mower...I had the front wheel fall off...ran over a tomato cage..caught the grass on fire (don't ask), got stuck in a rut from a HUGE farm tractor that drove over my lawn, and had a horrible paranoia of the tractor falling on me and killing me. In order to not have to use the riding mower I bought a self propelled push mower..which was awesome. And let us not forget the trimmer thing...that only starts for Mr. C and DIES the moment I touch it

Notice the was awesome part?

This morning I got up early and and was outside with the intention to mow at 8am. Checked the gas was low, so I tried to fill it back up, but didnt realize how full the gas can was and spilled gas all over my mower. That caused a general concern that it would blow up and kill me, so I left it to dry off and went inside to eat breakfast.

I started mowing. I mowed for 10 minutes, and then all of a sudden my mower made a horrible noise. Figuring I had choked it with grass..again..I turned it off, banged it up and down a bit, started it up, but it would go. After a few minutes I realized I had killed the transmission.

Then I remembered the guy up the road had a sign up advertising the fact he mows lawns. I called him, he came, and did a great job mowing in about a 1/4 of the time it takes me.

Im out of the lawn mowing business.

Awesome things today...
~There is a cardinal nesting in my grapes that are on the side of my potting shed
~I found a really cute little brown snake
~ Kids are sunkissed
~ Apple blossoms blew in through my living room window.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Oh Alana.. I am happy that you finally decided to get help. :)