I’m Not the Only Thing Getting Old

This weekend I was mowing my backyard. I decided to take a break because it was hot and the self-propelled part of my mower stopped working a month or so ago. I came back out and the mower wouldn’t start. I still need to do the front yard, but I’m not sure the mower will start again. The mower isn’t ancient, but I guess it is old enough that parts are starting to go bad. Now I have to decide: repair or replace? I’m considering replacing and going with a battery powered, cordless mower.

A while back our vacuum cleaner started to suck by not sucking enough. My wife told my mother-in-law that a new vacuum would be a good combined Christmas present(is it, though?) The result was us getting an old vacuum cleaner she no longer used. It is ancient and not easy to move around. I think it might be older than me. Forget what I said above. I think it’s obvious that I need to buy a robot vacuum robot and a robot lawn mower so I don’t have to do the work anymore.

Our house is now about 20 years old. We just got a new roof a couple of years ago. I’m sure as we get past the 20 year mark more things will need to be replaced or repaired.

We just replaced a couple of our old cars in the past few years.

It’s obvious I need to win the lottery so I can buy all new stuff.

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5 Comments

  1. I bought a new cordless, battery-operated mower this year and love it. I have a small yard, so I’m easily able to mow front and back without recharging. Here’s what I got through Amazon, if you’re interested:
    GreenWorks 25322 G-MAX 40V 16-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower, (1) 4AH Battery and a Charger Included
    Sold by: Amazon.com LLC $264.21

  2. A lot of us are probably right there with you … my wife and I live on the same block where I lived in high school; the houses were between 10 and 15 years old then and showing their age (slapdash tract housing), and now they’re going on 60. A fair amount of remodeling, but still. We’re trying to get it in good enough shape to sell it – the neighborhood isn’t bad – but it’s a balancing act between reasonable fixing up and spending more than we’d ever get back from it.

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