Friday, March 18, 2011

Air Conditioning & Lawn Mower

I could stand it no more !!! Air conditioner was turned on this afternoon. 83 degrees and HOT here in the Mobile Home... That sun room I wanted so bad.. It was hot as hades! lol Nice this morning. I sat outside at the new table and chair set mom gave me for an early birthday present. Then I got a wild hair to mow the grass.. That was from sitting outside looking at all the clover growing knee high. That is the only grass we have.. lol So, what do I do?? I go down to the shed, get the riding mower out . I have to air up 3 out of the four tires. I wonder where the air goes during the off season?.... She fired right up. I thought.. We are going to have a great day together.

Well, I mowed the whole back yard, after picking up all the grand kids toys and then started on the front.. Decided I needed to go get my mowing buddy, Josh. Rode across the street to his house... Pulled up to his front porch.. Went to shut her off... Well, lets just say, she did not want to shut off! All kinds of smoke and backfiring. She does normally do a one backfire call when I arrive to pick Josh up for mowing. That is when Josh usually yells, " There's Gigi! " So there I was, smoke all around me, she was puffing her little heart out, and backfiring every 2 seconds.. I turned her key back on... She purred alright, smoked stopped. Of course, by then my whole little family was out on the porch looking at me. I was hoping no one had been taking a nap.. SORRY ! They were awake now.. Son-in-law tried everything to get it to shut off.. No luck.. All I could picture was it blowing up and the hood landing on their roof and parts flying and busting their windows... Hubby explained that only happens in the movies.. or on the drag strip.
I might need this fire truck lawn mower to be on stand-by!

Well, my quick thinking is not good. I decided to ride her down to the lower part of the yard and leave her there to blow herself up.. She is only 7 years old. A birthday present from hubby to me. I also get a trailer to match her. Now, I decided I needed to go slow.. Just idle her down the hill and away from leaves and trees. My next thought was... Ok, I will turn off the key, jump off her and run like all get out, to save myself. I turned that key off, I jumped off and started running up the hill. I heard this... POW, seen a little smoke and she went dead. Just like she always does! So, I ran for nothing! Me, an overweight person, with jiggly legs, and I forgot to mention, I was wearing flip flops too. To funny of a sight. Needless to say. I did not get grass mowed. I waited on hubby to get home and check her out. Is she blown up? I don't know... I told hubby about what happened. He went down, sat on her , turned the key, and she fired right up. She was smoking pretty bad. poor thing... He idled her up and took off toward home! She seemed to want to go home. He went ahead and mowed front yard, No smoking on her part. Then he goes to turn her off... She goes to smoking and backfiring like crazy. I say, " SEE". He tries several more times... Lets just say, he drove her over to where the old homestead (out to pasture) had been , all dirt, idled her down, got off and said, " Just stay right here, till you run out of gas." She finally ran out of gas. Gave it up... Will she become a yard ornament? I don't think so.. I will have to get her fixed... She was a present to me. So that was my day. How was yours?

My next mower!

Tomorrow we are hauling off a bunch of steel beams and junk that hubby brings home from job sites. We have a list a mile long of unfinished and need to be done things... Maybe, just maybe something can get done this weekend... Maybe....


My Life In Stitches said...

I am also hoping for a productive weekend-but not as exciting as yours it sounds like. isn't it enough to have to worry about keepingcars running, now lawn mowers. happy stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Whew! What a story! Hope you get 'er fixed!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh how I love your next mower. too funny.
Be always in stitches.

Susan said...

Thanks was so funny! Glad no one was hurt. I love the new mower - it's a great idea!

Stay cool!

Happy Stitching!

Avery Simek said...

Oh, you had a pretty busy morning, huh? Mowing the lawn during the summer is not a good idea. Good thing you have your AC unit turned on in the afternoon. Weew, that's the hottest part of the day. Anyways, you have your fire truck (LOL!) and you can try taking a bath using a fire hose. Whoa!

Avery Simek