The weather report for the next week or so is rain. Not just rain, but rain, rain and even more rain. Did I mention it’s supposed to rain a lot this week? Ok, just checking. Rain is what makes the flowers grow, but it’s also what makes the grass get out of hand if there’s not time to cut it in between bouts of rain. So it’s going to be interesting to see how long the lawn gets by the time I’m able to cut it next.
Fortunately, my mower is still relatively new. When I moved to this area in 1993, I purchased a Craftsman push mower from Sears and it moved with us to every house and property where we lived. About three years ago I gave it to one of the neighbors up the street, they didn’t have a mower of their own, and their lawn every year needed to be mowed and almost never did, unless someone nearby came along and helped them out. Seeing as I was interested in upgrading, my wife suggested giving them my old mower and getting a new one. So I did. Of course a year later they lost the house due to back taxes and I think the old mower was either sold or thrown away with the remains of the house when it was torn down. C’est la vie, right?
For the most part, I keep lawn and other equipment for a long time. It’s a habit I picked up from my parents, specifically my father. I still have all of his tools in storage, some of which he inherited from his father, so a lot of them are actually pretty old. I’ve upgraded some things like drills and socket sets over the years, though they generally never stay in the containers they originally came in, that’s one of my major faults. I have several tool boxes in the basement that are a jumble of various tools, one of these days I need to go there and sort everything out. I keep saying that, but inevitably, never do. Shades of procrastination.
Even so, with all the rain, if I can get a little time and no pain in my various joints, perhaps I can do some sorting in the house. I certainly can’t mow the lawn until it dries sufficiently. Now that I have the roto-tiller fixed, perhaps I can clean out the garage so it has a place to stay when the next seasons arrive and its no longer needed until Spring 2020. We’ll see how all that susses out. Stay tuned!