Monday, October 27, 2008

Lawn Mower Saga

We've gone through so many lawn mowers in the past year it is ridiculous. We had our one lawn mower for quite a few years, until one day when K was out mowing it started making weird, weird noises. We had just taken it to the shop to get a tune up....... it was toast at this point.

We bought a mower from Sears - craftsman - briggs and stratton push mower. PUSH MOWER?? What were we thinking?? Sold it on Craigslist and bought a new mower from Sears - this time self-propelled. We used it for 3 months and were not impressed. Took it back and got a full refund.

We had taken our back up mower to Coulee - no biggie - we'll get it from Coulee. It worked for a few months and then it crapped out.

We found a mower on craigslist - $50 - we went and started it up, ran great, mulches, bags, etc. Perfect. It'll do for now. We get it home.....and about pull our arms out of socket because the damn lawn mower pull yanks about every other pull. The last time K mowed the yard, she had pulled it to start......then it yanked her arm....and the pull flung around and smacked her hand that was holding the bar to START the mower at the top........ and here's what it looked like:




We will be getting rid of every mower we have and spending money on a Honda mower that will last a long time - and will have a key start. It is quite comical to have had so many issues with lawn mowers - when we used the one we bought at Home Depot or Lowes for so long..........

Sometimes that's just how it goes.

5 comments:

Megan King said...

...Pook K!!

I have to add...if it isn't the lawn mower attacking you, it's you attacking rats. :) Randi - Remember running one over at our old house when you were mowing the back? YUCK!!

Skyrat said...

Ouch! Poor K! I hope all minors were inside. Good luck on getting a good mower!

Randi said...

Megan -

Yes, I remember that vividly! My dad and I drove down that street the other day.........yikes. crazy to think we all lived there......was a lot different back then - even with RATS.

It's just gross......

Deb said...

Ice-pack healing thoughts to K. Darn; ouch! :(

Here's to Honda lawnmowers. So far ours keeps ticking, with an occasional hiccup and treatment at the lawnmower shop.

Love, Deb

P.S. I'm still in love with push mowers. That lovely whirring sound they make, clickety-clack. Okay, my age is showing...

Bonga said...

aw... poor K's thumb! and.... oh, hey! that's a clean a toilet! Hope you're all well. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Gay Bingo schedule is out!! (and I love pushmowers too :)