I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar…Part Deux by Valerie J. Patterson

You might recall that back in 2012 I regaled you with a tale about using power tools, namely the power washer.  I’m sure it was one of those purely unforgettable stories that you then repeated many times around a campfire, the dinner table, and at the office water cooler!

When you’re done either laughing at my recollection or scratching your head while trying to recall what I am talking about, let’s move on to today’s “Roar”.

I am woman hear me roar…with a mower too big to ignore!

Steve and I bought a new lawn tractor and I am the operator of said tractor.  My first ride, I could feel the power as I zoomed up the driveway toward the front lawn.  I turned toward the lawn, lowered the blades, and smiled as thousands of pieces of grass confetti shot out the right side of the cutting deck.  My hair was pulled back, the wind was blowing across my face…and so was the grass I had just cut!

Note to self:  never mow into the wind unless you LIKE the taste of cut grass!

These days, I whip around the yard and zoom up and down the driveway.  It’s fun!

I’ve made good use of that power washer, too.  My porch furniture never looks better than after a fresh power washing!  It has a way of making everything shiny and new!

Plus, I can also add the snow blower to the list of power tools I have mastered.  Had plenty of opportunity to use that baby this past winter.  Kind of glad it’s been exchanged for the lawn tractor, though!

Until next time, may there be power tools in your life that make your life easier, comfier, and more beautiful!  Happy Spring, Y’all!!

14 responses to “I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar…Part Deux by Valerie J. Patterson

  1. I LOVE this. Roar away, Valerie! You have mastered power equipment and I love that take-charge independence. I leave all that to my husband. Well, that’s not completely true. I have offered several times to climb on our lawn tractor and mow our acre. He steadfastly denies the need for any assistance. Of course, seeing him out there with that lawn-tractor grin on his face, I’m guessing it’s not so much a chore as I imagine it is. Lol. So enjoy that mowing, not snow-blowing. 🙂

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      No, no snow-blowing until December, please! 😛 Up until purchasing the lawn tractor, I was told there no need for me to mow the lawn. The bubbly hubby told me after the honeymoon, I needn’t take out the trash or mow the lawn. Seemed fair, but I do enjoy the lawn tractor! 😛

  2. Way to go, you!! Roar and mow!! I love it.. AND here’s some more advice I learned from driving my convertible – don’t sing at night as you drive since gnats can fly in your mouth. Not cool. I’m sure they may do the same if you mow into the wind. 🙂 Jillian

  3. Wow got a chuckle from Laurie and Author’s comments. What a timely post as I’m going to get a power blower for the patio. The broom just isn’t doing the job on the paver’s.

    I can so relate to your mower experience. I had never mowed the lawn and then I did. Quite the experience as Jacks had lever’s instead of a steering wheel and that sucker can turn on a dime plus it goes a lot faster then the more traditional one he also had.

    So to Roaring and Mowing.

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Must mention the power blower to the bubbly hubby! We have a rock garden, and it’s a real pain in the patooty trying to get last fall’s leaves out of it! Wonder what else a power blower will blow away? Hmmmm…. 😛

  4. Jose L. siordia

    You have a gift Ms. Valerie! Thank you.

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      Hi Jose! Thank you so very much for coming to read and for your kind praise. It most definitely is a gift! God is good all the time!

  5. That mower sounds like the next best thing to a sports car with the top down, Valerie. I have a lovely visual of you with the wind in your hair and a smile on your face, less that cut grass of course 😉

    • Valerie J. Patterson

      I apologize it has taken me so long to reply to you, Tricia. The bubbly hubby was very ill for 2 1/2 weeks with salmonella poisoning and I sort of lost the last half of May and part of June. Thank you for reading and commenting. It can be very relaxing to mow the lawn, oddly. 😛

  6. I am woman, hear me roar – with jealousy! I’ve always wanted a ride on lawn mower, tractor even better but also, he indoors won’t let me play with mower or power washer – says they’re man toys. Ha ha, my day will come and I’ll show him who can handle said “toys”. Have fun and enjoy and roar away!

  7. Valerie J. Patterson

    I apologize it has taken me so long to reply to you, Kit. The bubbly hubby was very ill for 2 1/2 weeks with salmonella poisoning and I sort of lost the last half of May and part of June. Thank you for reading and commenting.

    Oh! Power tools are fun! Prior to investing in the lawn tractor, I did not mow the lawn. Hubby did it with push mower and weed-eater. We bought a new home in December and have a lot more property to care for. He still does the push mowing and weed-eating, though. Hope you get your hands on them “toys” very soon so I can hear your roar, too, Kit!!!! 😛

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