Monday, November 9, 2009

Strike Two-I'm Out

Over the weekend we spent most of Saturday doing yard work to get ready for the winter months ahead. This was the last mowing of the season but things didn't go as smoothly as they should have. Twice I got into trouble with the machine. Luckly I was not hurt nor was the mower damaged. The lesson I learned on Saturday was if you are doing something and have a gut feeling that you shouldn't be doing it you should listen to that little voice inside. It is probably right!

When I got the machine turned off I was at the edge of a 25 to 30' drop off by a ravine. More excitement than I ever care to have. To help the situation there were trees there that would have prevented me from going over but while it was happening I didn't know that. I only knew that I had to get the machine turned off as fast as I could.

Bruce came to the rescue and tied a rope onto the mower.

In no time at all the mower was back on safe soil. After a brief rest I headed back out to finish the job, making sure I stayed away from the ravine.

The second situation was much later in the day and I still am not sure what happened. It was muddy and I don't know if the mower just slipped on the mud and before I knew what was happening the mower was once again in charge of a bad situation. I was afraid that I was going to go up the steep slope and was certain the mower could roll. I don't even remember how I stopped the mower but I did. Talking later with Bruce about it he said that it wouldn't have rolled, sure wish I would have know that little bit of information at that time.

The first plan of attack for getting the mower out didn't work. It kept getting more stuck in the mud.

Bruce then headed onto the roadway and pulled the machine up the slope.

No damage and no injuries.

I know my daughter, Cyndi, is upset with me about the mowing. She doesn't believe me when I say I have learned from this. It won't happen again. I am listening to the inner feelings and staying away from slopes and ravines. I'll even wager a large bet with her that it won't happen again.


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Jan's Funny Farm said...

Sure hope it never happens again. Sounds scary. Glad you're safe.

MoMo said...

Glad you are safe and OK. Please, please take care and be careful.

Asta said...

OOh Auntie Amewimom
Don't do that dangewous stuff..auntie cyn will be vewy upset and so will I
You could get huwt on that big machine..I like long gwass..just let it be
smoochie kisses

The Cat Realm said...

uh, uh. we were under the impression that you were forbidden to ride that machine after the LAST adventure...?
at least now we know where your cats get it from, hahahahahahahahaaa

Cynthia Rae said...
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Cynthia Rae said...

That would be strike three (two in ONE DAY) however I know you won't be out because you don't know when to quit.

This is the third time.

I am upset. She will be delt with I am in the States. Be afriad. Be very afraid.

Karl and the Cat Realm,
She is forbidden but the woman can not be told a thing. If she kills herself on it I will make a speical trip over the rainbow just to yell at her.

Don't get me started.... Spankings will be passed out in May.

Cynthia Rae said...

I am glad she is okay too but really, how many times is this going to happen before she learns to stay off.

Spankings from Cyndi.... spankings from Opus.... spankings from Olive. They will be hand delivered in May.......


G and G A said...

You all, and I appreciate your concerns, cannot tell me anything that I haven't told myself. I truly have learned to listen to the gut feeling inside. It is always right.
I know Cyndi doesn't believe me but that is up to her. I guess the time has come when the child is the adult and the adult . . . is the adult . . . but has the child two steps behind them expressing their concerns. I know only out of love is she so upset and I appreciate her concern.
No one but me knows what went through my mind as I was in those two moments on the machine when it was in control. No one but me knows if I will listen to that gut talking to me. I have too many things going on in my life that are good to end it early by doing something stupid. It won't happen again.

Scott, Emily, and Cara said...

Glad that alls well that end well :) Be careful Grandma!! We need you around (safe and sound) for a long time so no silly accidents okay!!