Today I realized that I’m really spoil. I found myself running from Home Depot to Lowe’s and then to Wal-Mart. Lord knows that today was truly a frustrating one. You see in all the years that I have been in my home since becoming a homeowner I never had to worry about my yard until the last two weeks. Let me explain. My father has an amazing friend who basically took care of my yard for all of these years. I’m just not that type of woman who wants to have to worry about the yard work. It’s not that I can’t do yard work I honestly just think it’s so much better for someone else to do it and I know for a fact that its done correctly and quick.
So today I had to make the crazy decision about which lawn mower and other lawn maintenance items I would need for the task at hand. Please understand that I previously purchased a lawn mower over 10 years ago and it freaking broke on me. I have no idea how or why. Perhaps I wasn’t properly educated in that area. Today before making a purchase after shopping at three store I decided to call my Daddy and he stayed on the phone with me for over an hour initially giving me a full educational session on when to mow the law and when not to, what type of gas to use and the importance of using a fuel stabilizer, why an electric trimmer is better than a battery operated and why goggles and gloves are needed when maintaining the lawn.
While on the phone with Daddy I basically had a break down trying to decide which lawn mower would be a great fit for my life. I’m sure my Daddy was tired of explaining the pros and cons over and over again but you wouldn’t be able to tell because he lovingly guided me through every lawn mower and trimmer. My daddy even patiently waited while I wondered through the automotive section blindly looking for the fuel stabilizer that I felt was sold out but Daddy said “it’s there keep looking”. I found it after about five minutes. He even guided me through buying an adapter and a 100 foot extension cord. I literally have the “BEST DADDY”. I’m not sure why today was so much but I am so blessed to have my Daddy. Perhaps internally it was just too much who knows. I can’t forget to recognize Damon who was so helpful in the Lawn & Garden Department at my local Wal-Mart. Oh and I forgot to mention that my yard isn’t a tiny space so I’ll share a few snapshots and you will see why I freaked out. Thankful I found what I needed so stay tuned for my next crazy day!