So today I had 3 goals in my plans:
1) mow the lawn
2) get a shower
3) go to choir/orchestra practice
Nathan had 3 goals as well:
1) haul water
2) do dishes
3) go to writers group followed by choir/ orchestra practice
I ate breakfast, made sure kids ate. Filled water bowls inside & out. The cats & chickens & duck all appreciated that….
I was 30 minutes into mowing when I hit a bit of insulation from the remodel house.
Suddenly the mower wasn’t acting right. My heart sank. I was only about an 8th of the way done.
I lifted the mower to see this:
WTF- where’d the blade go.
It was 2 ft to the side, & there was a bit of plastic I guessed must be the drive belt cover.
I asked Nathan if we had a back-up mower. He said “no”, followed by “why?”.
I told him what happened, & after much jesting, he helped me reformulate plans.
The mower wasn’t an instant fix. So, take it to a small engine repair guy in Gallatin later.
However, I was really just getting started on mowing & this was truly my only chance for days to do so. The grass is so tall already!
So the new plan, a “quick” run to Cameron for a smaller as-cheap-as-it-gets mower as our back-up. About an hour & $150 later, we’ll be somewhat back on track… sort of. I hope. I hope we get our goals accomplished anyway.
Ian liked mower shopping, mommy just wishes she could afford his favorite….
We finally have a yard again. 3 hours, about an acre of grass, & 15000 steps later… sigh… I have just enough time to solar shower myself before orchestra practice…. nicer shower will have to wait till tomorrow.