Hand me my cape – today I have reached Superhero status.
For the first time in 25 years I mowed our lawn. More accurately, Middle Sister and I mowed the lawn.
Because we forgot this little detail before we carted The Boy back to college, I had to have my brother-in-law come over and give us an inservice last night. Priming, checking the gas, not cutting your fingers off – the basic stuff.
We’ve been enjoying 100 degree Fahrenheit temps over the last week, with heat indexes around 110. So the only safe time to mow was at daybreak. Didn’t sleep for more than half an hour at a time last night, feeling like I had a prison sentence to be imposed at first light.
I was out there at 6:45 (my apologies to the neighbors – I’m hoping that since it’s a work day they were up, anyway). My task was the front yard, where we had lovely sod placed last summer…and the nice, lush grass was so long it was bent over and matted. So it needed two passes – one with the mower deck raised high and a second one with it lowered.
Then I handed it off to Middle Sister, who did the much larger back yard, but with only one pass.
There was much cursing and fuming, but we were done by 7:45.
Life lesson learned this morning: things that completely suck can also be incredibly satisfying. I feel like we slayed a dragon this morning. We handled an overwhelming task, and now we can enjoy looking out the window at an attractive yard and knowing we did it.
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love mowing only for the fact its exercise.. lol but in florida it can get quite hot, so I take advantage of doing it as early as possible
You’re right about the excercise. I felt pretty smug about that all day!
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I used to mow the lawn…then my husband bought a new lawn mower. Um, nobody touches the new lawn mower, not even the kids.
And Woo hoo for the accomplishment! You two should be proud!
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Thanks for the tip – I’ll have to talk the guys at our house into getting some marvelous new machine I’m not allowed to touch. Of course, I’ll also have to find a way to get them home at least occasionally…
You go girl….I still haven’t tried that!
Well, it would be fine with me if I didn’t have to do it again. But now that I’ve proven that I can, I’m afraid there’s more mowing in my future.