Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Bethany, Kelly, and Emily talk bad neighbors, bad birthdays, and irresponsible lawn care.

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  1. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    I have a battery powered lawn mower.  It cuts just as well as a regular mower, but I don’t have to deal with messy gas, or cords.  I would not go back to the old ways.

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  2. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I have a battery powered lawn mower. It cuts just as well as a regular mower, but I don’t have to deal with messy gas, or cords. I would not go back to the old ways.

    I looked at one of those – but they’re way too expensive for me. I bought a manual one on sale for $99.

    Manual meaning it has no engine at all. Like this one:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Great-States-304-14-Economy-Mower/dp/B000139Q56?source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_4uz9ce6jgm_e

    My lot is small enough to be easily reached with a 50 foot extension cord – but I found that looking out for the extension cord took more time than actually mowing the lawn. I also hoped that the manual mower would be better exercise.

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  3. FredGoodhue Coolidge
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    @FredGoodhue

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I have a battery powered lawn mower. It cuts just as well as a regular mower, but I don’t have to deal with messy gas, or cords. I would not go back to the old ways.

    I looked at one of those – but they’re way too expensive for me. I bought a manual one on sale for $99.

    Manual meaning it has no engine at all. Like this one:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Great-States-304-14-Economy-Mower/dp/B000139Q56?source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_4uz9ce6jgm_e

    My lot is small enough to be easily reached with a 50 foot extension cord – but I found that looking out for the extension cord took more time than actually mowing the lawn. I also hoped that the manual mower would be better exercise.

    I’ve tried a manual (reel) mower.  If the grass is high, (I sometimes I let it get too high) it’s horror to cut.

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  4. OccupantCDN Coolidge
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    @OccupantCDN

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):

    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    FredGoodhue (View Comment):
    I have a battery powered lawn mower. It cuts just as well as a regular mower, but I don’t have to deal with messy gas, or cords. I would not go back to the old ways.

    I looked at one of those – but they’re way too expensive for me. I bought a manual one on sale for $99.

    Manual meaning it has no engine at all. Like this one:

    https://www.amazon.ca/Great-States-304-14-Economy-Mower/dp/B000139Q56?source=googleshopping&locale=en-CA&tag=googcana-20&ref=pd_sl_4uz9ce6jgm_e

    My lot is small enough to be easily reached with a 50 foot extension cord – but I found that looking out for the extension cord took more time than actually mowing the lawn. I also hoped that the manual mower would be better exercise.

    I’ve tried a manual (reel) mower. If the grass is high, (I sometimes I let it get too high) it’s horror to cut.

    Thats true. You have to stay on top of the lawn, and not let that situation get too far gone. But I still have the electric if that does happen – I just dont like to use it on account of the cords.

     

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    I finally got around to listening to your podcast.  I listened to it while I was measuring my mother’s apartment in the assisted living facility she’s going to in a few days.  Not the most fun task to do, but necessary.  At least Bethany’s downer stories made me feel a little bit better about it.  Hehe . . .

    As for neighbors, we know all of them, but don’t really socialize with them as our homes are around 300 feet apart. Also, we have no homeowners association (yay!), and the few restrictions we have on what we can do on or with our property are written into the deed.

    However, my next door neighbor’s wife – nice lady – has recently started to complain about the sounds of gunfire coming from the woods behind our row of houses. We live outside the city limits, so there’s a lot of hunting and target shooting going on.  The last time I chatted with her, she informed me she’s starting calling the sheriff’s department to claim the noise is a “nuisance”.  Oh great.  I just cleared out a small area in the woods in my back yard to expand the place where I shoot targets.  Now I’m worried she’s going to call the heat on me, even though she’s never done it before.  She’s retired, so now she’s home all day with nothing better to do (which may have something to do with it).

    We bought a small electric mower to do some quick touchup mowing, rather than cranking up the John Deere for 30 seconds. And yes, it works great if you 1) keep the blades sharp, and 2) buy an extension cord of more than sufficient length.

    As for a Ladybrains Meetup, that’s a great idea! I don’t know if you’ve ever been to the Ricochet Meetup web site, but you’ll see what kind of fun we all have.  If you had the guts, you’d do a podcast with a live audience.  Yes, I’m baiting you . . .

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