did not reign supreme over me! I kicked it's f'ing ass!!! Seriously, our friend Jim looked at it last night (he brings his son to Kindermusik so I said "Hey! Could you just take a quick look and see what you think?!") and he said "Get a new spark plug and fresh gas and then give it another try." So I did. With the very first pull it was on...and then it cut out. I had to let it sit for a few minutes before it would start again. Then it was on...then it cut out. We did this dance about 5 times with me yelling "OH, COME ON!" before I gave up and called Liudwih to see if V. might know what was wrong with the thing but he wasn't home so I called my neighbor Harry and he wasn't home either. Then Delaney got home from school and the kids all had their snack and I thought "I'm going to go out and give it one more try before I put it back in the shed" and it fired right up and stayed on! Waaa-hoo! My yard is completely mowed and it only took an hour...much easier than raking the damn thing, that is for sure. NO lawn mower is going to control me. I'll win every time! You can't keep this girl down for long.
And speaking of not keeping me down...I'm on top of the world because I just ordered myself a spinning wheel. I was going to bid on a Moswolt Hammer wheel on Ebay but after I was outbid on my first try, I realized it was probably going to go higher than I truly wanted to pay...I discovered a place (through Etsy - "ford4him") called Heavenly Handspinning and their wheels are MUCH more affordable than anything else I've seen online - eBay or otherwise - so with a little bit of the tax return, I treated myself to my very own wheel. Yay! Steve got his Wii, I got my wheel. Do you think I can Wii while I spin???