Friday, September 17, 2010

Lawn mower co-op

If you read this blog, you know that I have a love-hate thing with lawn-mowing. There is a zen-kind-of-being during the mowing of the lawn. In our case, that zen time usually lasts 2.5 hours. We have a big yard and have been mowing it for all these years with a push mower.

That's all behind us now.

Brad came over the other day. Correction, he rode over on his awesome fast mower, and said he was in the mood to cut grass and could he please mow our lawn. I stood in awe as I watched the guy drive around our backyard at what seemed like 35 mph. 20 minutes after he started, the damn lawn was done! Hey, maybe we should get one of those riding mowers?

Long story short, Brad suggested we share his mower. Like Emily said, they only really use it for about 45 minutes a week between the months of May and October, tops. Does every family need its own mower? We think not.

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