Saturday, June 13, 2009

Aargh!

I guess if all my frustrations in life remain as small as this one, I'll have it made in the shade, but really now.

I finally find a place that will sharpen lawnmower blades and ante up the rather exorbitant $16+ (but it's okay because that includes tax — Ha!). On the second mowing after this super duper sharpening job (I must admit that they did a good job), didn't I run over that blankety-blank raised water valve in the front yard, the one that I've been able to steer around for the past two years after learning slowly, very slowly, in our first two years here?

And then, if that isn't enough, didn't I run over the part of a rusty hanger that the guys so thoughtfully left behind after planting that new tree out back? And then, didn't I run over a second piece of hanger?

Guess who needs to have his lawnmower blade sharpened?

Guess who' absolutely refuses to do it until he buries that valve better? Or has a brain transplant?

8 comments:

ChrisB said...

Now that sounds like something embee would do :(

Woman in a Window said...

I'm sorry. I'm not such a good person. I'm laughing imagining you running over one thing and then the next and then the next.

Ginnie said...

Now, don't be shy, AC. Do we need to start a "sharpening blade" fund for you? I could afford to send a dollar!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Ya that would be good. Take up a collection. I thought your expression meant it was raining again.
QMM

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Develop a garden around the valve.
I am always hitting stone around here.

There are more frustrating things like snagging some old baling twine and winding it around the shaft of the mower until it stalls.

KGMom said...

Oh AC--if you take up on Philip's suggestion, might we see another mini-Stonehenge?
Not laughing at you, but with you. Oh--you say you aren't laughing. Sorry.

jinksy said...

Things always happen in threes...

Mara said...

My dad: tiny garden, electric lawnmower, not always paying attention and all of a sudden not being able to use the lawnmower anymore since he mowed over the electrical cord... You're not alone in the world!