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Old 04-28-2013, 02:11 PM
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My son got a job last December and moved out into an apartment which left me with the yard to mow. 4 years ago I bought a battery operated mower and loved how quiet it was, but I must have stored it wrong, because I never got it to work after the first year.

My mom gave me her old gas mower but it is loud, quite difficult to handle and a gas guzzler.

I have been teaching my class about the environment and decided to put my money where my mouth was.

I started looking online and even considered a solar powered one, but the reviews didn't sound hopeful. I read about a Fiskars reel mower which is made quite differently from the old reel mowers.

I bought one after church, put it together myself and mowed the lawn. In my head I was hearing Helen Reddy singing "I am woman hear me roar."

My lawn is done, I didn't hurt the environment and I don't need to beg anyone or pay anyone to help me! Yeah I am proud of myself!


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You Go,Girl!
Old 04-28-2013, 02:26 PM
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A teacher can never go wrong choosing Fiskars brand!! Kudos to you for your independence, mechanical skills, yard master skills, and being GREEN!
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Hooray for you!
Old 04-28-2013, 03:04 PM
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Way to take charge! Helen and I are cheering you on from the beautifully mowed sidelines.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:05 PM
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Congratulations!!!!!! Roar away!!!!!!!
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:19 PM
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Way to go, on all counts!


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Old 04-28-2013, 03:46 PM
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I don't believe one word of your story. I need to see for myself. When can you be in California to mow my lawn? I don't want to do it.
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:56 PM
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I have never been to California even though I have a brother living there. It would be worth the trip if my "cost" was to mow your lawn for you. The only problem is that I am pretty sure I couldn't bring my Fiskars with me. Now if you want to purchase one, they are about $200.00 at Home Depot - and yes I would be happy to put it together for you.
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I actually looked up that mower
Old 04-28-2013, 04:57 PM
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We have such a tiny patch of grass out front that it makes sense for us to get one. I may make that a future purchase. The reviews are good.
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Old 04-28-2013, 05:58 PM
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Way to go girl! You should be proud of yourself - and we are proud of you!

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Old 04-28-2013, 06:10 PM
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I'm on two acres, so pushing isn't an option. I'm glad it worked out for you.


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Well done!
Old 04-28-2013, 06:22 PM
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That's wonderful
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