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I Still Hate Mowing

By The Ugly Duckling House on Apr 17, 2012
I am never going to like mowing.

But now, I've made it a little bit easier with a new newly borrowed self-propelled mower.  I'd been trying to drop hints with my family that I would like a new one for my birthday (cough, cough, clear throat, "MOWER"-sneeze), but my overgrown lawn won't wait.  Luckily, my father had one sitting unused in his garage (which is pretty much how I came upon my last one).  He has a riding lawn mower, so he didn't need the other.
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This thing moves.  It's variable speed, but my patience allows only one.  The fastest speed causes quite a bit of hand fatigue, but it practically yanks me across the yard, so I can get this torturous chore finished that much faster.  I wish I could provide you a picture, but it's finals week, so I've been hunched over a computer all weekend on campus and only had the opportunity to mow when the sun went down.  Yep - by the end, I was pretty much mowing in the dark, and as I headed off to work this morning, I noticed long strips of grass that I'll have to take care of tonight.  It's kind of exactly like shaving your legs to find you missed a small spot.  So, since I have no picture, I'm just going to show you a picture that represents my murderous rage at the thought of mowing.

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This image found here, and my sentiments exactly.

If there were ever a sign that my house is an old woman in house form, it's the long chin hairs growing all over the lawn.  After a trim (more like a total hack job) with my new mower, the house is looking much less scraggly.  And if I give myself a chance to come up for air from the books (and for a beer), I can get started on applying new rubber mulch to my front garden bed.

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If you were to choose the color in front of the house, which direction would you go?  I'm thinking a pop of coral red would look great against the tan, cream, and navy of the house.  Er, well anything would look better than dead plants.  Anything.
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