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Four Flippy-Floppy Pentagons

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pdevredis65

:-)))

whatnauts

When I was working, I used to try to find an evening when it wasn't too hot to cut the lawn. Also, I usually had Monday's off, so that sometimes worked. And yes, 'Preston's schedule' would have made me more confused than I usually am.

pdevredis65

That's funny, in a way, because I'm maintaining more of a working person's schedule, even though I don't work! LOL! Oh, autocorrect, in its infinite wisdom, decided that it should be "working Preston's schedule"! Good thing I proofread it, or you might have been a bit confused!

whatnauts

I cut the grass on any old day, depending on what else is going on and how the weather is behaving. But I do try to keep my weekends free for things I want to be doing :)))))))))

pdevredis65

I like to do it on Saturday, so it looks good on the weekend when we sit out, so he is home anyway. And definitely in the morning when it's hot, because I get soaked doing it--and I almost never sweat otherwise (which is why I have trouble with really hot weather--my body doesn't work well at cooling itself off...). Maybe that's why I like shoveling snow better! :-)

whatnauts

Yes, the pull thingie was my biggest fear and since it's just me, well electric was the obvious answer. And that means you have to wait for Bob to be there before you can mow. I like to mow fairly early in the day when it's hot, so that would mean it would have to be a weekend job.

pdevredis65

We had one of those easy start ones, and it was much better than the struggle we face with this mower. Sometimes Bob will take ten or more pulls to get it to go--I have to ask him to do the pulling because I just can't do this one, even though I've been able to do others. (I'm the mower, generally, because he needs an ankle replacement, and has trouble walking, especially over uneven ground. And I'm usually the shoveler, because he had a heart attack and quadruple bypass surgery. But he goes to the gym daily, so he's a lot stronger for cord pulling! LOL!).

whatnauts

No, I'm careful, and it's not that difficult. If your vacuum was going to cut the cord, you'd just be more careful. For some reason I think it would be more awkward with a snow blower, but I don't suppose there's any reason why it should be. I was very concerned about the pull cord on a gas mower, so I was delighted to find an electric mower in the garage when I purchased my house. When it needed replacing, I replaced it with another electric mower. That way I don't have to worry about a gas can, or pull cord, or draining the gas at the end of the season.

My neighbour has a fancy gas mower with some sort of an 'easy start', but it was really expensive and, in my opinion, not worth it. Except that they have a corner lot, so a cord would be more of a problem on their lot than mine. The biggest problem with my mower is I didn't have a lot of choice with electric mowers and I don't like this one as much as the last one, but I'm stuck with it.

pdevredis65

Don't you worry about mowing the cord? That's why I wasn't happy when Bob wanted an electric snow blower. I know how often I vacuum over the cord without meaning too, and I really am not thrilled with the sharp blades of either a mower or a blower accidentally getting the cord.....:-)))))

whatnauts

Those are the exact reasons I have an electric lawnmower!!

pdevredis65

All the people in your neighborhood are smart! LOL! We figured it would be easier to start (we always have trouble starting the gas lawn mower), and we wouldn't have to store gas (of course, we store it for the mower anyway...) or worry about running out.

whatnauts

Of course, now that you mention it, I do recall you had purchased it in 2011. I don't believe I've seen one that runs on electricity. All of the ones in my neighbourhood run on gas.

pdevredis65

No, because we bought it in 2011, and didn't get to use it for the one snowfall that warranted it, because we had no power! And when we got this winter's first snowfall, the handle for the directional chute didn't stay connected, and we had to order a replacement part--which also didn't work, hence the duct-taped rigging. So this was our first real attempt, and it came too late...... I suppose it might have a longer than one year warranty, but that would probably only be for the chute part, not because the machine itself is a loser. Bob saw other comments on the Internet that also complain about it, so I guess we just picked the wrong one........

whatnauts

Sounds like your snow blower is a lemon. Can you take it back?

Yes, it would look rather silly to get a sunburn at this time of year :))))

pdevredis65

Yes, I finally got to try out the snow blower--and it stalls out constantly no matter how little I try to clear. Then it takes a few minutes to start again, only to stall again about a foot later. BAD snow blower! :-(((

I'm glad your weather is so tropical--don't forget the sunscreen, dear! :-)))

whatnauts

It's so good to hear you still have power and are safe and warm!! And with the wind behaving, more or less, you will won't have any nasty snowdrifts to deal with :)))) Dealing with the snowfall will be a chore in itself, I suspect.

We have finally warmed up. We are going to have a few days in the -5 to -10C range, with not much wind. That's 23 to 14F and is several degrees above average for this time of year. Downright balmy, bring out the summerwear. LOL

pdevredis65

Well, I haven't measured it, but it's well over a foot, maybe a foot and a half. But the winds never got as wild as they predicted, and, maybe thanks to Hurricane Sandy culling so many trees, we still have power! (Hope I didn't jinx that.....LOL!). So, all in all, we're okay. :-)))

whatnauts

Your floppy pentagons look a lot like lovely flowers.

Wow, it sounds like you are getting a lot of snow. Take care and be safe!!!

pdevredis65

Thanks so much, Katie and PJ--the storm is now starting to pick up intensity, so I may create puzzles that really do shiver tonight--provided I have electricity! :-DDD

puzzlejan

Oh Pat - the stormy weather youre having was on the late night news over here. Take care and stay warm........
PJ

buckeye425

I sure hope this isn't shivering from being out in the storm! Still following the stories on local news.

pdevredis

Thanks, wilddog, PJ, and Norma--I like the thought of them laughing that much!

We've battened down the hatches as best we could, and we're keeping our fingers crossed. So far, so good, but the worst part isn't supposed to come for hours......

wishbone

They look like they are quivering-----thanks for sharing!! BTW----stay safe with the nasty weather you are expecting....

puzzlejan

Great fun, Pat - it's just like the pentagons are shaking with laughter :-)))
PJ

wilddog

More beautiful colors

pdevredis

I'm so glad you had fun with this--thanks!!!

So colorful,so crazy,so much fun Thanx

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