I know everyone is wondering how the rotary mower experiment worked out.
Well, in my mind, I pictured me sailing along , singing a song, not much exertion.
My mind is out of its mind.
It was WORK, people! Not just the hour it took to put the thing together, including a trip to the hardware store because, of course, it took a metric wrench to assemble it.
I thought we settled that whole metric vs. standard thing in the ’70’s.
Anyway, I got the mower into working condition and off we went.
The front yard is very small, so I felt great. Now the back yard is a different kettle of fish.
When we bought the place last fall, my wife and I noticed the back yard has a sizable hill. So most of the mowing is on a 45 degree angle. Or you can choose to go up the hill and then down the hill,
I tried the down the hill, up the hill approach first. Turns out my slightly out of shape body really, really doesn’t like going uphill.
After a small break to let my heart get back in rhythm, we tried the 45 degree approach . Much better. I have recovered enough to write this.
In other news, @heinakroon wrote a post about the house fire he survived.
He got everyone out safely.
I suggested what he did was heroic, he would deflect that praise. He thinks it was instinct.
But not everyone keeps their head in a stressful situation, and waking up in the middle of a fire certainly fits the definition of stressful.
Go to his blog and read his story. See what you think.
For me, he is a hero. Saving his life and two others, even the dog.