Well, That Did Not Last Long

@andriaperry (61048)
Anniston, Alabama
June 1, 2017 11:00am CST
I have been wanting to get outside for a week, being cooped up in the hospital for four days and then the rain here for a few more I was about to go crazy, I needed my Vitamin D from the sun! Wednesday mid day the sun came out, I moved Harley the unhappy Beagle out to a new spot but a good way from the house under the shade of the oak, I took Roscoe and put him in Harley`s old spot, both on leads because I do not have time to chase them down or to fight Roscoe out from under the house. I got the push mower out and I mowed the high grass around the back and front door, the small back yard that the dogs share ( its not small when you mow it!) I came in and took a break, got the keys to the rider that my Uncle just fixed, new belts! I did as he told me about letting it warm up and I began to mow the lawn, happy woman for sure! After I got one small section mowed it died, I cranked it and did another round, it died. Well, that went on till it finally did not crank anymore. With each crank I got a backfire. It still has gas but it was getting low so I will try adding more gas before I give up. However the mower had to sit in the middle of the lawn all night, I usually always put it in the shed. I got the push mower back out and I mowed for a couple hours. Walked the dogs and took them back to their nice mowed area, both were good and never barked one time last night. Tony said something I liked, " I think its time to buy a new riding mower" I just hope he was not thinking out loud! Soon I am off to work. How is your day going?
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16 responses
• United States
1 Jun 17
We believe in doing things the easiest way - and a new mower sound like it is in order.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
We have a riding lawn mower. The tires are flat. Hubby has to tinker with it to get it going smoothly. Our landlord takes care of the lawncare. It is included in the lot rent. I would prefer to mow our own lawn though. He really doesn't do a great job. I am heading outside after I finish responding to your post. Need to get my garden ready.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
Have fun in the garden, mine needs attention.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
@andriaperry mine needs a professional gardener, but I don't have the money for one. So, I'll do the best I can.
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
1 Jun 17
Sure sounds like you need a new one.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
I do but they cost SO much!
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@Courtlynn (55260)
• United States
1 Jun 17
@andriaperry oh im sure. But which cost less, buying a new one or fully fixing the old one
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
@Courtlynn Fixing the old one.
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• United States
1 Jun 17
A new riding mower sounds exactly what you need. Hope Tony comes through on his suggestion
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
No more was said
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• United States
1 Jun 17
@andriaperry maybe he needs some more hints
@UncleJoe (11233)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
2 Jun 17
Sounds like dirt or water in the gas.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun 17
I can check that out, thanks!
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• Banks, Oregon
2 Jun 17
Sorry your riding mower broke down again
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun 17
I am getting some jak arms, I bet I could take down a lumberjack in an arm wrestling contest
@allknowing (70625)
• India
1 Jun 17
Lawn mowing is indeed a back breaking job and that only when the machine works. (lol)
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun 17
Now I will have to use the push mower
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• Jacksonville, Florida
1 Jun 17
Thank God our lawn is small. I hope the mower can be fixed.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
2 Jun 17
Yes Florida does have small yards. I hope so too.
@DianneN (87634)
• United States
1 Jun 17
We used to have a riding mower and an electric mower. With two acres of lawn, my hubs decided it was much more advantageous to hire a lawn service. Now he spends his time at the gym.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
Good deal, but I cannot afford to hire it out. I am thinking it would be cheaper to have cement poured
@marlina (79632)
• Canada
1 Jun 17
My day could be better for sure!
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
Awww, I hope it got better.
• United States
1 Jun 17
Can you get a new mower? Those are not cheap the riders. My day is fine thanks so far. Just got back from a med appt and it was okay. Not sure about the rest of the day..trying my best to feel okay.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
You will be okay. Yes they cost a lot.
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@Corbin5 (119302)
• United States
1 Jun 17
So sorry the riding mower did not work out. I am glad the pups behaved so well during the day and night. Wishing you a good day today. A lovely weather day here.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
Thank you, I hope you day goes good.
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• Defuniak Springs, Florida
1 Jun 17
Today is going well so far, I have a couple of things to do around the house hopefully before the rain starts, but i dont know if that is going to happen. I made a homemade pizza for lunch and we just started eating. Nothing too exciting today.
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@andriaperry (61048)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Jun 17
I pray for sunshine today! Have a nice day.
@Kandae11 (40358)
2 Jun 17
Our dog has started barking a lot at night - and it disturbs my sleep.
@LadyDuck (182041)
• Switzerland
2 Jun 17
I think you really need a new mower now, this one is not going to last long.
@prashu228 (25501)
• India
2 Jun 17
Day started great..June 2nd. Hope it will be fine rest of the time