So...to continue with my buying spree, I went out last night and bought a lawn mower. I did so because (1) the grass is frighteningly long, and (2) my buddy B is in town this weekend with his big truck, which I thought would be helpful. As it turns out though, the mower would have fit just fine in the trunk of my car. But at least I had somebody to help me assemble it once it was home.
I am coming up on my third summer living at this house. My past two summers, I hired myself a Lawn Boy, the kid next door, who uninspiredly cut my grass for $10 a shot. It saved me time and trouble, but I've been meaning to do this myself, so I could do stuff the way I want to. Plus, it'll save me money, and I'll have a good reason to force myself to get some exercise outside once a week. I'm also hoping this will inspire me to make more of an effort with the rest of my rather minor efforts at maintaining a garden.
I have a small lawn, and I abhor big gasoline-powered monstrosities, so I bought myself a nice Reel Push Mower. It's a similar kind to what my dad and I have always used on his lawn, so I know it'll work fine. Good for me, and good for the environment. More modern and easier to use than my dad's old model.
I haven't actually tried it yet, because it was dark by the time we were through putting it together last night. I'll give it a whirl (pun intended) tomorrow, I guess, or maybe tonight if it's still light when I get done with my softball game.
I'm feeling quite the homeowner right now. Wow, my very own lawnmower!
Hope my ex-lawnboy doesn't too much mind his loss of a job....