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A DIY first

While I am not mechanically inclined or overly handy, out necessity, practicality, and frugality, the need to summon my DIY alter-ego has become essential recently. The latest challenge; sharpening my Husqvarna chain saw. Rather than continuing to ship my chainsaw off to the local repair shop and fork over $15 to have it sharpened, I figured this would be a great time to pick up a new skill and do it myself.

A quick search on youtube yielded this great video clip from Stihl. I’ll report back on my results this weekend.


I never thought I would say this…

Most people love to procrastinate…especially when it comes to mowing the lawn.  Naturally, I thought with my injured ankle and broken lawnmower, I would be on easy street with excuses for letting the lawn get out of control.

Oddly enough, instead of my normal belly aching about mowing the lawn, I have come to realize that I despise having an unkempt lawn.  Over the past three weeks, I have watched my lawn has become a wild mess. With all of the rain and warm weather, the grass has grown so tall, that I can’t see the squirrels running around.   It’s driving me nuts…I WANT to mow my lawn (I can’t believe I just said that).

When I got home from work today, it was a great relief to hear four magic words from the Lowes Customer Service desk on my answering machine, ” your mower has arrived.”

I am honored to present to you the latest addition to the power tool collection, the Husqvarna HU700L self-propelled lawnmower

my new toy

I pick her up tomorrow morning on my way to work…and if the weather and the rest of my life cooperates, I will bring sanity and order back to the wild grasslands of Ossining.