Saturday, July 04, 2009

Mowing the lawn

I hate mowing the lawn. It's not only expensive to own and maintain a lawn mower, but it's also time-consuming and laborious to go out in the sun and push the stupid thing around. I've got better things to do, like read about Hedo Turkgolu coming to Toronto (which, by the way, I'm not totally sold on).

I had to mow the lawn today for the first time. I now know what's waiting for me when I get to hell. I'll be mowing a small stretch of grass, and then I'll need to stop. Pull the bag out, empty it, place it back. Start the motor -- it's jammed. Clear the blade, start the motor again. repeat. repeat. repeat.

The recent excess of rainfall didn't make this task any easier. It took me 3 freaking hours! Guess how many yard bags I filled with grass. Go ahead.
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2 comments:

chinwhat said...

expensive to own and maintain? fail on your part sir: http://www.thestar.com/article/648879

and with 9 bags!? damn yo, how long was the grass before you cut it??

but still, that's a lot of compost material for your mother in law's future garden! that's a win!

Rubex Cube said...

Take the bag off your mower and let the grass clippings go back into the lawn - instant muluch and it's good for your lawn also. We've never thrown out grass clippings. Check your mower cause it should have a filter to make the clippings go back down into the lawn rather then shoot out the side...