Monday, June 22, 2015

This Vexes Me #21

I'm rather enjoying mowing the lawn. The mower I bought will go through an overgrown lawn with relative ease.

That's what I had to mow when I returned home from my Minnesota vacation. It's a lovely green, but it's a good 4 inches tall. The mower made easy work of it.

The self-propelled feature is a godsend for me. I have mowed more area than the guy who mowed my lawn the last few years. He just sort of ran about and didn't really get into places. I like the end result when I do it.

There is one thing I dislike about this mower, however.

The handle pinches my thumbs. You pull down on the metal bar and then yank the starter rope. The mower starts usually on the first pull. Then, holding the metal bar down, you head off to mow. When you release the metal bar, the mower stops, almost automatically. The red handle is for maneuverability. But, it's not stationary. It moves. I have pinched my thumbs so many time when I'm mowing. Wearing gloves would probably make the pinch less painful, but I would lose the tactile feel of the mower doing its work, and I need that feeling.

It's certainly not a deal-breaker, by any means, but I'd like to mow the lawn without getting my thumbs pinched in the process.

Beverage:  Scottish Breakfast tea


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