I’m happy you’re gone. Since Husband #2 left, I can live my life without compromise. Today I was reminded of a simple thing: I can mow the lawn at the height setting I want.
As silly as it sounds, this was a major issue for us. Husband #2 liked the lawn mower set to a higher setting, leaving the grass blades longer. In my eyes, it seemed like we were constantly mowing our large yard. My solution was to drop the mower deck and not mow so much.
Yeah, I’d hit a few tree roots then, but what are you going to do? The pine tree roots hover at the surface and it’s not like I ever bent the blade.
We’d have these snippy little arguments about what constituted Level 3 for the mower deck setting. As I was buzzing around the yard, Husband #2 would come over to where I was and raise the deck as I sat on the riding mower. Passive-aggressively, I’d lower it by a notch once he turned his back. Secretly I’d lower the deck on the walking mower while it was idle in the garage. Husband #2 would raise it back up when he took it out of the garage for use. Our lawn had stripes of varying heights.
After Husband #2 left I changed all the mower settings to the level I wanted. No more fighting, switching, or adjusting anymore. Victory for me!
Here’s the funny thing. The mowing deck on our aging riding mower has slipped somehow this summer. Must be a loose belt or something simple. All I know is that when I mow the lawn now, the left side blade is slightly lower than the right side. So even without the fighting about different grass-blade heights, I still have stripes appearing in the lawn.
Ghost of Husband gone….
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