Before Ryan left he gave me a three hour lesson on using the push mover, weed whacker and leaf blower. Now I've cut the grass before but I grew up on a riding mower. I just had to sit on the tractor and drive up and down and back and forth. Not pull a string over and over and push a primer and hold down a weird bar!
So once Ryan left I worked about six days straight and on my first day off I decided I tackle the grass. This is not exaggerated in any way.
Round 1 - Mow front yard.
Round 2 - Run out of gas. Well played mower, well played.
Round 3 - Put gas in mower. It won't start.
Round 4 - Put mower in the shade and weed whack the yard while I wait.
Round 5 - Try mower again. Nothing. Kick it, fiddle with spark plug, prime it, kick is again and then pull the thingy over and over until it starts.
Round 6 - Mow back yard.
Round 7 - Try to turn weed whacker from trimmer to edger. Can't figure it out.
Round 8 - Realize there is a locking mechanism to switch weed whacker setting.
Round 9 - Edge half the yard and run out of weed whacker string.
Round 10 - Decide that's enough for one day. We shall meet again.
It looked ok. Ryan noticed the edge when I sent the picture. Putz.
Then there was a lot of rain and I planned on cutting the grass again Monday. I get home from work Sunday night and my neighbor mowed my front lawn on his riding mower, which I appreciated. Buuuut I did have to go blow all the clippings off the grass before it rained. Sigh.
Today I knew I had to do the backyard so I decided to just do the front in lines again anyway.
I ran out of gas again, I'm convinced we own the hummer of lawn mowers, and had I empty the bag which was fun. I managed to change the string in the weed whacker and cut all the grass, trimmed and edged. I felt exhausted and I was sweaty as heck but I did it.
Personally I think it looks pretty good!!