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Sun Apr 1, 2012, 07:19 AM

I can't say I ever really understood why men were so enthusiastic about new machinery, until...

we got our new lawn mower. It took my daughter and I a much longer time than it should have to put together the handle, figure out the adjustable height, decide which feature (bagging, mulching, or discharge) we wanted and then put it in place. I jumped about three feet when the motor started with the new push button feature (something my husband wanted for me).

But with rear wheel drive and a great engine, I practically had to run to keep up with it, popped a few wheelies cornering (its rear wheel drive instead of front) and I laughed almost the whole time I mowed (now the neighbors know for sure I'm crazy) because I couldn't control it well enough to get a straight line. The front lawn looks like it went to the barber's for a bad mohawk hair cut.

Still, I'm psyched about our new machine!

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Reply I can't say I ever really understood why men were so enthusiastic about new machinery, until... (Original post)
Ruby Reason Apr 2012 OP
Denninmi Apr 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Apr 2012 #2
tru Apr 2012 #3
Ruby Reason Apr 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Apr 2012 #4
HopeHoops Apr 2012 #5

Response to Ruby Reason (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 08:49 AM

1. Why do guys like tools.

Well, IMHO, speaking as a guy, because anything that helps you to do some chore on that never-ending "to do" list faster and easier is a Godsend.

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Response to Ruby Reason (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:08 PM

2. I felt the same way last year when I got my new drill

a 1/2 inch monster with enough power to do everything, but it's small enough for my girly hands. It replaced an ancient 1/4 plug-in model. (insert grunting here)

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Response to Ruby Reason (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 12:53 PM

3. You can probably adjust the speed

 

see if the instruction manual tells you how.

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Response to tru (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 07:44 AM

6. Oh it is a hand squeeze variable speed one. Fancy!

I'm just not so good at the control yet. Separate lever for each hand too, but pull them both at the same time and my legs just kind of fly out in back! I'm not a very big person.

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Response to Ruby Reason (Original post)

Sun Apr 1, 2012, 01:24 PM

4. You get your jogging exercise and the lawn mowed

all at the same time.....sounds like a great time-saving invention.

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Response to Ruby Reason (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 06:57 PM

5. Ruby Reason is now an officiall "lawn weenie".

 

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