Recently have become the sole home buyer as my husband and I are in the process of divorce. Needless to say, several things have changed around my home. Less cooking, less messiness and re-arranging of the furniture. One of the biggest change – getting my lawn mowed.
“Who can mow my lawn for me?”
I have lived here for almost 10 years, but I have never mowed the lawn. Mowing just did not seem to be something that I wanted to do, always thought it was my husband’s job. Plus the mower looked kind of heavy. When the separation began, I was dependent on my soon to be ex to come by and do the yard work. He did a few times, but it became uncomfortable. So I solicited my nephew, he has done it a couple of times too. I haven’t been able to catch one of the lawn companies that comes by and when I did, I just did not have the cash to pay them. My yard is small, but I have my dogs to deal with. If a company does the yard, how will they get in the back yard and deal with my dogs. If you read the “Dog Tales” of my blog, you find out that they do not like lawnmowers, at all! So I’m at the mercy of others schedules. Fortunately we are in a drought and mowing can wait a bit at times, but lately I have watered the lawn, and have the enormous water bill to prove it, and the grass is getting higher, faster. With that and the inconvenient schedule of others, I was stuck.
Today, I looked at the yard and really felt it needed to be cut! Bottom line, I have to figure out how to run the lawnmower! No problem!
As I dressed appropriately, I now have lawn mowing tennis shoes, I had no clue of starting a lawnmower, yeah, just pull the starter. I haven’t started a mower since I drove the riding lawnmower 30 years ago. But I did it.
So under the hazy, gray, humid morning, I mowed my lawn! Some of you may not get it, but it was a big step for me. And it only took 45 minutes. Why had I been dependent on others? Fear of the unknown is always stifling for me.
Legs don’t fail me now!
The past few years I have been working out at Lazarus House (but not lately), and the weights I lifted while doing leg presses or squats were much heavier than that lawnmower! Also, those Trainers at Lazarus House pushed me hard — and I always seemed to manage to make it through the horrific ‘Leg Day’ workout. So I thank you trainers at Lazarus House for pushing me and knowing that I am capable of doing it before I even think I can.
Next goal – figure out the Weed Eater!
Yeah, the yard did not get the edging and trimming that it needs, but it did get mowed!
Grateful for willingness!
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