Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The New Lawn Mower

We were off to the home improvement centers to find out about manual lawn mowers at the end of October and the assistants were skeptically looking at us.  They told us that the grass mowing season was over in NE Florida.  We agreed.   But what are you supposed to do when you are in the middle of a project that had to be finished before company arrived and the winter, too?

We use a 20-inch manual lawn mower to cut the path in the Labyrinth.  My husband was in the middle of cutting it when the old lawn mower conked out.  The motor was still running but the chassis came apart into bits and pieces.  We have had the mower a long time and made minor repairs to it over the years, but this time it was beyond repairing.

At one of the home improvement centers, I was ready to carry off a reconstructed lawn mower.  The price was very attractive and I was assured that it was in excellent condition; however, my husband wanted to continue the search.

At the next center, my husband found a mower that he liked.  It had tall wheels in the back for easy maneuvering and it does not have to be primed before starting.  A willing assistant was ready to help him put the boxed up mower into a cart.  Before I knew it, my husband was on his way to the cashier while I was still thinking about the reconstructed mower.

The cashier told my husband that there were less expensive mowers available and that some were reconstructed.  "I know.  I know."  "Think of the money you could save," the cashier continued.  "Yes," I chimed in, "we could have a scrumptious dinner at a fancy restaurant.  We could even have a nice bottle of wine."  The cashier knew what I was talking about but we were both ignored by my husband who apparently did not mind spending money on a new lawn mower.

It is time consuming and labor intensive to cut the Labyrinth.  The Labyrinth is the reason for wanting only`a 20-inch lawn mower because that is the width of the path in the Labyrinth.  The path is constantly turning and it is kind of tight in the middle and once the center is reached, we have to go back the same way.

One good thing about the new lawn mower is that I have yet to use it.

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