I bought a weedeater! It’s a Black & Decker 18 volt cordless trimmer. It’s a girl weedeater.
I’ve been thinking about tackling my own mowing and trimming since I moved here, but there was so much to tackle all at once. I’ve had the neighbor teenage girls helping me out, with Weston’s help when he’s home in the summers, but I’m determined to take over this year myself. It takes a total of 20 hours (!) to mow and trim this property. I know because the girls keep a time sheet when they mow and trim for me. This is no little suburban yard where it’s a job that takes a couple of hours and you’re done. They don’t do it all at once–they usually come over for a couple of hours here and there, and over the course of about two or three weeks, they get the whole property done. Then they start over. I’ll have to do it the same way, in bits and pieces.
I’ve never used a weedeater before, so I started with that. I had to put it together.
That was a triumph in and of itself. I was tempted to call in Morgan to help, but I decided if I was going to weedeat myself, I better start with putting it together myself.
This didn’t involve much more than putting on the handle and guard, inserting a screw, and installing the battery. But it took me at least half an hour. (I’m not very mechanically inclined.) But I did it! And it works!
I can’t wait to trim something! Holy independence, Batman, I have a weedeater!
But I guess I’ll have to wait to try it out….
P.S. Next I need a self-propelled button-start mower and I’ll be set. You know, for when the snow goes away and the grass starts growing. IF THAT EVER HAPPENS.