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.
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!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is so wonderful. You really are lucky to have such a great neighbor. Sometimes it is these kinds of gestures that make us have hope for mankind isn't it. Plus I personally am so glad that he saved your feet :>

Cheri said...

Gotta love a kind neighbor!

laura said...

What a nice man. I too am glad he saved your feet. Such beautiful feet! It really would have been a shame. P.s. Can you change your font to a lighter color? I had to highlight the whole post to be able to read it. I don't like having to do extra work. I'm kinda lazy that way. Anywho, again, what a great neighbor!

Marci said...

When we were living in Utah and actually had a yard I ended up mowing the lawn because my husband is allergic to grass. So there I was, super pregnant, out pushing the darn lawn mower. In a lot of ways a tiny two bedroom apartment in New York for six people isn't so bad after all! (I'm Jeff's cousin, just in case you didn't know :)

sweetieabbott said...

That was so nice of your neighbor to help you out with your lawn.

Reeses Pieces said...

OOO... that gave me the chills thinking of your feet getting chopped off. Yikes, glad Mike came to the rescue!