I have detailed my lawnmower woes here before, but for crying out loud. We have a John Deere that needs a transmission, a Bolens articulating that blew its engine, and we just borrowed an older True Value ...it mowed 2/3 of the yard yesterday and then just stopped cold. Battery dead.
Our yard is becoming a graveyard for mowers.
The good news, totally unrelated to out of control grass, is that my 10 yo and I planted all of her sunflowers and morning glories yesterday; weeded the front walk a bit, and around the mailbox; and I should be able to get the rest of the vegetables and seeds in the garden today. We still need to weed the strawberry patch and the front flower beds, but mowing is dead in the water (lawn?) for today unless another battery does the trick.
Maybe the universe is trying to tell me something.
The Bermuda Triangle of my yard has some evil sort of mystery, but the mystery of the earth is also present!