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.
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
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.