One the nice thing about living in the city is street curbing around your lawn. It's so much easier to edge and keep looking nice than what the small town has to offer -- no curbing. Also, the city has many lawn services to offer, not to mention delivery pizza :) Today I decided I would edge the front of the house and around the circle drive. It's quite a bit of edging, but I love the manicured look.
Now ... I inherited an electric weed eater from my father-in-law and an electric edger from my father. So I got the weed eater (I used it upside down to edge) and began cutting away. I didn't get but a few feet around the drive when the line seemed to not be advancing. I re-wound the line and went back to work. This time the motor sounded very weak. So much so that it wouldn't cut even one blade -- just blew the grass over -- barely. I checked to make sure that I had it put back together correctly and went back to edging. Again, it was turning very slow and sounded pitiful! I tapped it on the drive and tried again. This time, to my amazement, the entire housing for the cord went rolling across the driveway. Not just once but twice (I tried to fix it). For cryin' out loud! I loved that little thing. So in the trash it went.
Next , I got out my inherited electric edger. So not to bore you, I will just say that it, too, is in the trash along with the weed eater. (So much for a great inheritance!) I promptly got in the car and drove to Lowe's and bought me new trimmer/edger like the picture to the left; something light weight and easy to use.
It was getting dark when I finally got the thing put together and started trimming. Alas! it works and so much better and FASTER than the other two ever did. Yahoo-jah!
If I were living in a bigger city, I'd have a pizza delivered and sit back and admire my neatly edged yard :)
Life at the parsonage ... minus some grass and trimmed.