Friday, May 14, 2010

In the Tall Grass

I am such a dork!
I finally BORROWED a lawn mower and cut my grass. I guess I should give a little backround. I've gone through and still have THREE lawn mowers (and none of them work). They are now all worthless. It's been raining for the last three weeks in near biblical proportions and I'm not saying I should build an ark or anything, but I have been looking at animals and thinking of them in but I digress. Anyway, back to the lawn. I went through three, YES, THREE of those stinking things since I put them away late last fall/early winter. I broke them out hoping to get the lawn (uh, okay, actually more weeds than grass) cut. But none of them had oil in them and I didn't know that till it was too late. It's not like I have a gigantic yard or anything. Add to that all of the rain we've gotten so far this spring, and it has the makings of some ridiculously high grass. As I looked out over the lawn, I started to have strange visions of my childhood when I watched "Hee Haw" on television. I remember the people in the corn fields that would tell real corn ball jokes. A much more innocent time to be sure. But then they would dip back into the field and you couldn't see them. Looking out over my lawn, I felt something similar to those "Hee Haw" moments. I was actually feeling more like Clark W. Griswold in the "Vacation" movies but after going through THREE (yes, three) lawn mowers, I humbly borrowed one and mowed the lawn and felt such relief. Until I looked back out at the lawn and it looked like it could use a trim. THAT is how long the grass got. So I ran the lawn mower over it again, returned the lawn mower, and of course, it started to rain. And it rained for two days. At least it wasn't forty... I looked out at the grass this morning and of course, it needs to be cut.... AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

It can be a real challenge at times. Sounds like you should get annual service so you do not run them into the ground.

Lynne said...

Hi Mik! I concur with Ken! LOL

I think if I was your neighbor and saw three broken lawn mowers, I would of offered to cut your grass myself because you seem to have a knack for killing lawn mowers, LOL.

Barbara said...

Shame you don't live near us, Mik. Pete is quiet a great small engine mechanic. One always should check oil and gas levels in mower before cranking. Most common causes of failure not to run or start properly are a bad spark plug and/or a stopped up air filter.

Carolyn said...

Poor Clar.. eh, I mean Mik! I know ALL about tall grass. We get a lot of rain down here in the summers and particularily if we have any tropical developments (which in the past 5 or so years has been quite a few!) anyway, some times there's no way to mow- and we have a couple of acres. The riding mower doesn't do too well mowing lakes. Anyway, don't worry about it too much. Just remember to ALWAYs check your fluids~ And, maybe it would be good for you to follow Ken and Lynnes advice. God Bless your grass clippin heart! :-) Have a great week you!