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 thoughts on “I’m Not the Only Thing Getting Old

  1. It does seem that everything goes at once. And yes, the house will start needing work, new appliances, that kind of thing. And nothing is as cheap as one would like.

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  2. 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

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  3. 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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