O.K. So I've got a pretty good balance set up now for commuting and
running errands with my bikes yet still running my ever shrinking fleet
of gasoline drinkers enough to keep them servicable. That part of my
footprint is well under control and will improve as I continue to empty
Bedrooms of offspring and the driveway of their support vehicles (all
owned by me of course).
This Spring I mentioned in another thread that I had resurected an old
reel push lawn mower that my Grandfather gave me over 30 years ago. It was
old then. I've since had it professionally sharpened and as it should hold
it's edge for about five years, all I need to do is lube a few points every so
often. Since my lot is only 50' by 150' with a house, detached garage and
22' x 16' deck, this mower works out just fine. We have not fired up the
Toro all season, and the yard looks fantastic. All I need to find now is a
Grass Whip for some of the skinny weeds that the reel misses and I'm all
squared away in that department.
So two victories, although small victories, under our belt.....what to do next?
Suggestions, similiar stories, any body care......?
If us 50+ ers can lead the way then the young whippersnappers are sure to
follow for fear of missing out on something.
edit: I almost forgot, our longest season of all...Winter. I only use the Snow Blower
for really deep or really heavy snow, the rest of the time I/we shovel.
So now that's three small steps.