So sorry about the title but I just had to do it (even though my husband hates it when I use that phrase - sorry honey). After reading Better Off I am challenging myself to see if I can do without certain technological items that I have been used to using and this weeks challenge involved the lawn mower. Oh, yes it did. My sister bought a manual mower (or reel mower) a while back which I thought was hilarious at the time and I don't know if she even used it once (I think she tried).
I remembered she had it so I asked her if we could buy it from her and she said that we should try it first. So, that is exactly what I did this past week. I got on my lawn mowing gear (you really don't want to know what that entails but it isn't pretty) and I mowed my front lawn with my old school mower. My neighbor stopped me and asked if I wanted to borrow her gas powered one and I politely declined while she laughed hysterically at me (love ya, Maggie).
You know what, the "reel" mower was great. It didn't shake my hands to death like our regular mower. The yard was easy to mow, it wasn't hard to push and I did not cut off any of my toes! How awesome is that? My husband did point out that we haven't had rain in a long time so our grass is kind of brown and not at all lush and green so that could have been why it was so easy but I am committed to using our old school mower from now on. Yes, I like to mow the grass.
Stay tuned next week for my coffee experiment. I know you can't wait can you?
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