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So my lawn mower is one of these doodads:



and the grass is about up to my thighs.

I just told Jack I would seriously no kidding do the lawn stuff for the rest of the year if he'd buy me a weed whacker. I will probably regret this later, but no, I need something strong and portable. But which one???

Also the abandoned house next door is shedding giant paint flakes into our yard. I think this means the owner should cede all rights to the property to us.

also our neighbors two doors down have been doing their best impression of this on their porch for two evenings running. I kind of enjoy it.

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bearly525
Apr. 20th, 2005 11:53 pm (UTC)
Porch top playing is what we are looking forward to most for the spring/summer... :D
larksdream
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
Oo, reel mower! Supposedly a very good workout *g* but I'm with you in suspecting that they don't work too well on grass that tall. Check on epinions.com?
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
I know it doesn't work because I just tried it. :)
castironskillet
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
Listen to me! You do not want to be habitually mowing your lawn with a weedwhacker. Borrow my weedwhacker (purchased under the same delusion) to recover from your lawn's lead. Get a $25 gas-powered push-mower from the Pennysaver. Learn from my mistake!
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Ooh, can you bring it over sometime? Like maybe sunday? Because I also bet I could use your wisdom on some other topics.
scrump
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
that thing wouldn't even fit in my yard!
scrump
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:44 am (UTC)
Actually, seriously, is a scythe out of the question? It's about as traditional as you can get, and they work pretty damn well if you keep them sharp, and they're easy to get from someplace like (WARNING TOOL PORN) Lehman's or (in Towson, yet!) The Scythe Source.

Plus, how cool would it be to cut your grass with a scythe. You ain't gonna see many other people doing that.
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:05 am (UTC)
that really would impress the neighbors... hrmmm.
scrump
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:19 am (UTC)
Possible downside: chopping your own leg off.

But, then, I have a tendency to think that that's also cool, because it's a totally gnarly injury, with all kinds of ramifiANYWAY STOPPING NOW.
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:22 am (UTC)
yeah, sorry, forgot to put this post on my totally gnarly injury with all kinds of ramifications filter. :)
grrangela
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:50 am (UTC)
Ha! That's precisely the situation we were in when we bought this place. :P
cheetahmaster
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:15 am (UTC)
I have a weedwhacker you can borrow.

The downside is, it requires a cord.

I mean, I have the extension cord, but you have to plug it in and stuff.
snidegrrl
Apr. 22nd, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
I may have to take you up on that. What's life like on sunday?
cheetahmaster
Apr. 22nd, 2005 01:55 pm (UTC)
Sunday is quiet, during the day.

I was planning on, in fact, weedwhacking the front lawn, but I'm doubting that's a good idea with my allegies acting up.
thewronghands
Apr. 21st, 2005 03:45 am (UTC)
That guitar link is hilarious. I know several of those people. I'm stealing it.

At least you're not as delusional as me. I had a very very small yard in Columbia (seriously, it was about the size of a large storage locker or something). Therefore, I was under the delusion that even a push mower would be overkill, and that I could cut it WITH SCISSORS. And I did. For three years. I'm never doing that again. (I would have caved after the first year, but RavenBlack had told me that I wouldn't stick to it, and so I didn't want to back down.)

Next house: no lawn. Planting ivy or getting a Zen rock garden or something. But no lawn.
cheetahmaster
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
(I would have caved after the first year, but RavenBlack had told me that I wouldn't stick to it, and so I didn't want to back down.)

See, the problem here is, you lose either way.

Next house: no lawn. Planting ivy or getting a Zen rock garden or something. But no lawn.

My stupid ivy doesn't take fast enough. I should upgrade to kudzu.
mpeg2tom
Apr. 21st, 2005 03:51 am (UTC)
I need something strong and portable. But which one???

Hitachi Magic Wand
crafting_change
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC)
A co-worker of mine used a weed wacker for a bit (should I get her recommendation) but then she gave up hope and put a deck on her front yard of her townhouse.
snidegrrl
Apr. 22nd, 2005 02:24 am (UTC)
I am seriously considering turning the back yeard into a giant patio.
crafting_change
Apr. 22nd, 2005 12:14 pm (UTC)
or you can plant ivy (that never needs mowing) or have a fabulous garden---just think---fresh veggies and herbs!!
swartzdk
Apr. 21st, 2005 12:31 pm (UTC)
PAINT
Get the chips tested for lead. If it is lead paint you can get the city really fired up and maybe something done.
cheetahmaster
Apr. 22nd, 2005 01:54 pm (UTC)
Re: PAINT
Don't use a taste test, though.
peregrin8
Apr. 21st, 2005 01:42 pm (UTC)
I was going to lend you Dan's weed whacker but it sounds like you're covered! (I am always late. :-)
edamame
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:30 pm (UTC)
Has anyone ever told you that your lawn mower looks a little bit like a Segway?
snidegrrl
Apr. 21st, 2005 02:52 pm (UTC)
Dude. Patent the Segway Lawnmower immediately! You will be rich!
fishy42
Apr. 21st, 2005 03:03 pm (UTC)
If it makes you feel better, I haven't mowed my lawn yet this spring. :) It's not quite the knee length, but in some places it's taller than the dogs.
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