|Even though the grass is growing somewhat slower now it still requires to be mowed from time to time. The day was good enough for that, the grass had dried after last nights dew and I had already done a good deal with our old no, make that “ancient”, push mower. Bea had taken over for another part when I suddenly heard a major BANG outside. At the same second the motor noise of the mower stopped.
What the h…. did she hit a big rock? When I looked out the window I saw her scraping the underside of the mower. 10 minutes later Bea was coming up the stairs. The mower didn’t start!
I went down to try my luck, but all I heard was a mighty clatter and then it died. There was no further signs of life in the old Tecumseh engine. It was stone dead.
Alright, we needed a new mower and quick!
While I went on the internet looking for mower deals, Bea went to the pharmacy to get her medication. When she returned she had talked to a neighbour who had told her about 2 older lawn mowers in their garage and whether I wouldn’t want to get up there to have a look.
I grabbed the gas can and was gone in an instant.
Her is what I found:
It started right away after I had filled up with fresh gas. It has a Briggs&Stratton engine and by Golly they are good – as long as you don’t hit a rock. My offer to buy the thing was declined. I could either just take it or it would remain in the garage. Talk about having super nice neighbours!
Want to know the real good part of it? It is actually self-propelled. It does run by itself and we don’t have to push it uphill like the old ancient one.
Thanks for dropping by!