The little accomplishments add up and some day, everything will be like it once was. The movers drain the oil and gasoline and disassemble the riding mower. They take the deck off and who knows what else. All the parts go into a box . . to hopefully be found before we give up and buy another lawn mower!
We didn’t need the big mower at the rental so Vince hadn’t tried to find the parts and put it back together.
Friday Vince dug out all the parts and got the mower put back together. I’m never quite sure what’s going to happen when Vince puts things back together but . .
Everything seems to be working just fine! And, our grass is cut! Texas has an awfully long grass cutting season . . if we get enough rain. If we don’t get rain, and things are like they were last year, we may not cut the grass again til September! Should I volunteer to cut the grass or should I not? It’s a whole lot different doing it here and not having to worry about the red tag man. Maybe I’ll be a good wife and tell him Ill take over the riding lawn mower duties. Or . . maybe not!
Yet another reason to call him a “keeper”! It nice to see all the green-I live in NYC, and yes, it’s starting to warm up during the days, but evenings are still in the 40’s. Nothing here is green yet-we haven’t even seen the Forsythia bushes in bloom.(our first sign of warm weather). Looking forward to it all.
I always operate on the rule that my mother in law taught me as a new bride. Know only enough to move it (the grain truck, tractor, spray coop….) out of your way when you need to go to the quilt shop. Got to say it kept me out of field work and maybe some other things. I was lucky as we had enough hands so it never came up mowing when we lived on 20 acers. Did notice as the kids grew up we used the mowing less as a punishment and more as a way for them to earn money. Good luck
vickie in nh says
Do you like to mow? then take turns, if not, then make him a treat and call it fair 🙂
Judy, if he is like my husband, he loves mowing with that riding mower. I would let him keep doing it unless he gets overwhelmed with other projects and needs help. Everything here has gotten green too. And the wind…. oh my it blows constantly. It seems like much more than past years. I am in northwest Missouri. I love reading about all your projects. Just waiting for you to get some goats. (grin)
I’d let him have his fun, he may feel he could be riding the mower vs doing something else, less desirable!
If it becomes a problem for him, you could also offer to ‘help’ out, ie: once in a while vs all the time. Unless you just want to share some ‘fun’!
Take care, Leslie
Now is a great time to ride the mower…in summer, not so much…especially when it’s 90 in the morning…lol. Think about this some more!!!!
vickie van dyken says
I confess that I really enjoy leisure riding around and mowing the yard 🙂 It takes a few hours to get it all …but I enjoyed it. I say enjoyed because something happened to the mower….my husband the diesel mechanic has not bothered to fix it. My SIL mows our lawn now. Not the way I would do it…and he misses spots, back in the woods and out by the road. I wishDH would fix the mower, he won’t. Always has an excuse. Maybe I can find a new one on Craigs list and then I could mow again. He doesn’t listen to me when I say I enjoy doing it. He tells me I don’t?? I am not quite sure how he knows that but ….oh well. We don’t have a long grass mowing season and frequently we have to mow between the rain drops. That is why I liked to do it. SIL misses getting it done sometimes and it gets long….WAAAAA I will quite whinning and do some knitting .
Judy, your stories of daily life make my day. So pleasant to read. Texas has a long, HOT growing season. Be very careful what you decide to do about mowing. It’s not uncommon here in south Louisiana for the lawns to need mowing twice a week from July through September or October. You love to work outside but chickens, cows and other farm animals plus gardening and canning take lots of tome as well. And the sewing room door hasn’t even been opened yet. I personally love the advice of the lady whose MIL told her to learn only enough to move the vehicles so you could get to the quilt store.
Brandy M. says
NOOOOOOOO!!!! LOL – Don’t offer to mow the lawn! That’ll mean you’ll be the lawn mower from here on out! Think of all the time you could be cooking or… SEWING! Oh, and all the sweat in the hot summer months…. EWWW! Sewing in the cool studio is such a better option!
haha! Just had to give my input… 🙂
Dorothy Schreyer says
Judy, could not find your e-mail or contact info, I thought you could share this link as a quilt teacher I’m sure you feel Karen Combs loss.
I have always used a push mower! I also only have 1/2 acre to mow. I talked with my son who lives in San Marcos, TX and he said he was tired of the rain. I told him to not say that too loudly as it was bone dry last summer. He said about May he’ll be wanting the rain back.
Silly kid 🙂
Sara in AL says
Not only should you remember how hot it gets in the summers there, but don’t forget the dust! Sometimes that was how you knew someone was mowing by the huge dust cloud. LOL
When we bought six acres of landscaped property – the husband also wanted to buy two lawnmowers – I told him I wanted a golf cart, not a lawn mower and furthermore, I did not want to know how to start his lawnmower. Still do not know how after ten years here. I sew, he cuts grass. Judy C
Doris - The Quilting Queen says
Are you crazy…. OR NOT!!!!