It was a long time coming. It was a first for me. But, I did it!
- A big orange lawnmower has a clutch that you need to employ before you start the stupid thing.
- After several attempts at starting the stupid orange thing, and finally engaging it, you will see puffs of black smoke. (Smoke can't be good... especially black.)
- A lawnmower has a reverse option... which, evidently goes relatively fast out the garage door.
- When shifting from reverse to forward (using aforementioned clutch, of course), be sure not to have the other gear thingy at the rabbit.
5. Hills are not your friend... especially if you're short and not as heavy as your husband. Gravity comes into play lifting one's arse off the seat in a sort of leverage action, which, then, causes the lawnmower to stall because it thinks you have fallen off the seat.
6. Children wave... then laugh and point... when you're on one of these rigs.
Nonetheless, one thing remains...
I did it. I mowed our acreage for the first time...
and I'm sure he'll come home and need to "fix it".