Today is the first day of spring which calls for some type of celebration, don’t you think? I decided to do something special so I went out to mow the grass which needed doing. So, I pulled on jeans, socks, sneaks, long sleeve shirt and a sweater and headed out to the garage donning a hat to shade my face from the sun. It feels so good to be active and the day is a beautiful one. The sun is bright and welcome after the dank, dark days of winter.
Climbing on the lawn tractor, I get a little thrill from the feel of its steering wheel and the padded seat. Like a pilot, I run through my checklist. Parking brake off, check. Mower off, check. Mower level at 4, check. Clutch engaged, check. Turn key to start engine, check. Except, wait, no, the engine isn’t running. The quiet is deafening. Aww, geez, the battery is dead.
This has happened before and with some assistance from my ever patient neighbor it is charged once again. Note to self: buy a set of battery charger cables and with the spring tractor tune-up, include a new battery. My ever patient neighbor teaches me how to correctly use said cables. I feel like an idiot to not know this simple, basic stuff, but the reality is that if you don’t know, you can only err by not learning.
Thus, it was that the mowing began and the results while not terribly noticeable did make a difference. However, I have to say, it was cold out there. The sun was warm, but the wind was cold and I was glad to take a break before finishing to hydrate and warm up. Besides, as soon as I finish mowing, I get to enjoy another rite of spring. March Madness begins tonight. Yessssss!