Now I know many of you women that read this love mowing the lawn and do it all the time. Usually, I don't mind it much myself. HOWEVER, we have a very hilly yard here in TN with a huge hill on the side of our house. Just thinking about it makes me cringe. BUT, I decided to attack it. It was a losing battle! I tried pushing that lawn mower and was having a terrible time. My feet were way over to the left and I pushed and pushed and barely got that thing moving. I kept feeling like I was going to lose it and roll down the hill with the lawn mower! I finally decided going backwards and going up and down was a lot easier. That freaked my neighbor, Mike out a lot. He came over and told me I was going to run over my feet. I told him thanks for caring, but I could barely do it the other way. On top of that, I had already been mowing over an hour and barely made a dent on the lawn. Fifteen minutes later, Mike came over with his riding lawnmower and did my whole lawn for me!!!! YIPPEE!! He knocked that thing out in no time. He even re-mowed the mess I had already made. What a wonderful neighbor! I was so grateful for such a small act of kindness that meant a lot to me. It gives me hope for this world!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Lawn Mowers and Neighbors
My grass has been getting super tall and out of control. Jeff is usually the designated lawn mower in the family, but he's been very busy the past few weekends and hasn't been able to get to it. Then, we found out that he is needed to go do some clean up after the hurricane with other church members down in Louisiana this weekend. SO, he can't get to it again. On top of that, he has to go to San Antonio next week. I very reluctantly decided to do it myself, knowing that if I didn't, it wouldn't get done.