Saturday, July 26, 2008

My First Shave

We have such generous neighbors.

We've lived here 2 months now and have mowed the lawn ourselves once, borrowing the neighbor's lawn mower. You have to mow about once a week here. Our neighbors have done it for us all this time.

Determined to re-pay a little, I resolved to ask our neighbors if we could borrow theirs again (we've briefly looked around for one, but have no idea what to look for or what a good price is). Well, I woke up this morning to the sound of mowing and looked down to see our neighbors mowing our front lawn again! I felt so bad... but grateful, too.

Still, the backyard was looking pretty bad, so I called our neighbors anyways. Then get this....
Our neighbors Jeff and Vina (who were lending us their mower) offered us there EXTRA brand new lawn mower for $50! Turns out while he was deployed she could never get their lawn mower started, so she went out and bought a new one (this one). After all that, her neighbors mowed her lawn for his whole deployment, so it was only used once! When he came home, he got the old one started just fine, so he's been using that one. I don't know what they paid for the new one, but it did a bang-up job on our yard!

Fred's back is still bothering him, so I rolled up my sleeves and tackled the yard. In the end it looked great... freshly shaven. It was my first time, too. It was even kinda fun :)


Shawna said...

Ok, that is so sad that you have never mowed a lawn before! I am laughing at my dear Tucson raised friend (all in good fun, of course).

The Baker Family said...

I'm so jelous of your grass. It looks so beautiful there. I bet you guys are just loving it.

The Olsen Family said...

Thats freaking awesome you got such a deal on it. What great neighbors I am jealous you have grass. LOL i have Dirt Baren freaking dirt LOL.