Sunday, September 7, 2008

EEEHAW! I Have Mowed

A couple of weeks ago my son-in-law gave me a quick lesson on driving the lawn mower. We have had rain the last few days so that the lawn ALMOST needs to be cut. I need to tell you that big noisy machines like tractors, snow blowers, and roto tillers really, really scare me.

I waited for today's company to leave (Heather, Beth and her son, John, daughter Nikki with grandgirls Meredith and Elizabeth). No way was anyone going to see me make a fool of myself.

OK, says I. I can do this. I read the manual in the house (see, it's on the tractor in the picture) and wrote some directions on a big sticky note. With the manual and my notes on my lap I started it and actually backed it out of the garage. Back to the manual for going forward. EEEHAW! I'm cruising, sitting on the manual, and having a great time when I realize that I'm not cutting grass. Manual reading again. I'm moving AND cutting and then I figure out that everytime that I go backwards, the blades stop cutting. I'll figure that out tomorrow 'cause I'm feeling pretty powerful and special right now.

7 comments:

Vtknitboy said...

ut oh! better get outta the way of you! let me know when you are mowing, i'll stay home! far away....
xoxo
c

Crazy Lady with purple fingers said...

Good for you Maple!! I see you do the same as I do...get the manual and do a cheat sheet and then get at it. You are an amazing lady!!

Pamala Rose said...

I am woman...hear me roar!

Critter Lover said...

Way to haul grASS, Maple! You go Girl! My money is on you whenever you take on a new task! PLEEZE let me be there for the tractor inservice though....I REALLY want to drive the tractor for some reason....Keep on cuttin!

Nicole said...

Way to go Mom!! Knew you could do it. Soon you'll be spreading that SHI.... manure.
love you-
n

Zuleika said...

Oooh I would love to give that a try! :-)

Firefly Nights said...

There's so much new to learn to do on your own, isn't there? It's kind of scary, but you sound like a lady who won't let it get you down.

Map