Friday, June 11, 2010
Throwing in the towel
In life, it sometimes takes us a few tries before we are able to grasp the lesson embedded within our mistakes. For us, it took just twice before we finally got it. You see, we have spent the last 3 years in the throes of a battle that has finally caused us to completely give up: the endless quest for a halfway decent lawnmower.
Lawnmowers, as you likely realize, are expensive. Especially the mowers that possess the capability to efficiently mow 1+ acres of grass. We are the people who need said mower, yet somehow we have repeatedly ignored the call to become the proud owners of such a machine. We began our journey with an awful, used, old and crusty mower that lasted roughly 6 months while in our care. It died frequently before being declared "un-fixable" by the local lawn service. Instead of holding a funeral service, we just left it there and never returned their calls to come pick it up.
After doing massive amounts of research, we finally bit the bullet and bought a new mower. It's really shiny, quite pretty and red and I'm not allowed to touch it. Which is probably a good thing, considering that my ability to operate heavy machinery leaves much to be desired. Plus, it's a valid excuse to nag my husband. Always a good thing, right?
Posted by Emily at 11:50 AM