What a strange thing that was.
First, that I would get up and go outside with the intention of mowing my yards and cleaning up my drive and all that yard stuff.
Next, that my lawn mower is simply missing. Gone. Wandered off on its own somewhere. Poof! No mower.
Of course, I haven’t mowed my lawns in a long time, so I don’t really even know how long it has been gone. It has gotten to the point where people comment on how I’ve really achieved that ‘creepy abandoned house look’ when they come by, or ask if the driveway has overgrown yet when making plans to come over. Some of the grass in my front yard, before the winter started turning it yellow and weak, stood as tall as my nipples. Which is nearly 5 feet, for those of you unfamiliar with my nipples. I kept meaning to get to them and then not being awake during daylight hours or finding things to do during daylight hours that seemed more important than mowing my yards one day sooner. They’ve been overgrown for months, I thought to myself, what’s another day?
Of course, it’s possible that the mower has also been missing for months, and my lawn would have ended up the way it is now as a result of missing equipment, but there’s really no way of knowing now. So I think I’m going to attack the grass taller than seems “normal” with the weed eater and see how I feel about doing the entire lawn with that tool… We’ll see. Sweep up the leaves and tree-droppings and glass (I don’t know who thought it would be a good idea to smash up wine-cooler bottles in my driveway, but whatever) and pull weeds here and there.
Did I mention I’m trying to shift my sleep schedule by at least 12 hours in two days so i can do lunch and movies on Friday? So I thought I’d do things that keep me awake; brute force tasks that get the blood flowing. We’ll see how this all goes, with no mower. If you see a lawn mower wandering around on its own, by the way, let me know. It may be mine, and simply can’t find its way home. i know I’ve seen movies about appliances leaving homes on their own…