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Stupid Mowers!!

Posted Saturday, April 18, 2009, at 5:24 PM

You start the darn thing!
Well i came real close to setting them on fire today and dancing around them.

I have three mowers and all of them had a situation.

One I bought at Sears, when it was down here near Lowes. I paid close to 500.00 for this dratted thing and the main thing I wanted was it would start the first couple of times I yanked on it.

I have had surgery on both my hands and they don't take kindly to all the yanking and pulling..

"Oh yes," I was assured. "No problems with this model at all. " Liars...

So two years later I have had NOTHING but trouble out of it, and i got a used one. Ugly, old and works...

At least it starts.. until today and my husband is gone.

I yanked and yanked at the pully. Grrrrrrr

I went and got the other old mower, yank, yank no dice..

I went back to the second mower and it finally starts but the auto transmission won't engage and it is hard to push.

Good God Almighty.

About this time I am seeing red and ready to set it all blazing while I run around the pile in a mad circle laughing.

I got the lawn mowed but my blood pressure was not happy and I made the dreaded LIST.

Yes men, it is the honey do list.

Cause if I touched those things again it would be to dismember them.

Why can't they have a push mower with a auto start?

I mean please, we send monkeys and men to the moon, why not something simple like auto start mowers.

Oh well, my husband came home, and he got the list.

He is cheerfully working on it, and I am petting a cat or two, trying to lower my blood pressure.

Come by and look at the yard it is mowed, for now.

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A lot of problems with small engines lately are because of ethanol in the gas. The small engines were never designed to run with ethanol, and fuel stored all winter will attract water causing even more problems.

Try a product called Sea Foam. They make in an aerosol version that works wonders on small engines. It is sold at most local parts stores.

-- Posted by quietmike on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 9:08 PM

quietmike You are the man, and may have preserved my neighborhood!

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sat, Apr 18, 2009, at 9:10 PM

Do they have these problem with solar mowers?

(I dunno nuffin' 'bout mowin' no lawns.

I left that up to the fellas.

The only grass trimmers folks let me near are the livestock.)

quietmike,I have heard about the ethanol problem and water in engines but wouldn't have known about mowers and Sea Foam.

It's great we have knowledgeable people out there to rely on.

4fabfelines,just relax with the cats,a good book,some soothing music,maybe some tea,an indulgent bath and aromatherapy,a massage from your favorite hunky medical person and some decadent-tasting healthful snack.

No chore is worth the kind of strokes that don't involve caressing pets.

You need a team of miniature horses.

Yep,that's it.

The half-pint horses could offer lawn care,transportation and optional training as a therapy animal...

I don't think even John Deere makes anything that will eat carrots,nuzzle your ear and can even live in an apartment.

-- Posted by quantumcat on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 1:26 AM

ha would'nt my evil neighbor have a fit if i got mini horses?? Now that's a good idea.

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 7:34 AM

My father-in-law has a Stihl mower that is a walk behind not a push and it came with keyed ignition. Couple hundred cheaper than that Sears machine too. Good luck.

Is it me or is lawn mowing some of the best prayer time one can take advantage of:)

-- Posted by big daddy rabbit on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 11:29 AM

big daddy you are correct!! I thought of several prayers one was the ones the Sons of Thunder wanted in the bible... fire from heaven.


-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 6:06 PM


I found a better way of not arguing with the mower. Hire someone to cut the grass! It's worked wonders so far this year, he can even fix it if something goes wrong.

-- Posted by Sharon22 on Sun, Apr 19, 2009, at 10:55 PM

sharon22 Now that is a woman after my own heart!

-- Posted by 4fabfelines on Tue, Apr 21, 2009, at 8:30 AM

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Lesa Cox has owned a cleaning service and a bookstore; now, she repairs and maintains computers for the elderly and others on a fixed income. She enjoys animals, gardening, books and fixing old cars. She and her husband have one son, who suffers from Asperger's syndrome.