Friends, fellow mourners, today we bid a final adieu to Lawnmower. Lawnmower was proud of the work that it did, performing for the past 12 years with only a single oil change. Last season was nearly Lawnmower's last, however it was able to faithfully groom our estate this Summer as well...despite the grass protruding from the cracks around the top of the deck. The final undoing of Lawnmower was not complete deck failure, as we thought it might be. It was not an engine seizure. The final failure was in the mounts for the fuel tank. While we considered repairing it, there still remains the worrisome threat of complete deck failure.
Lawnmower, we wish you well, trimming the gated community in the sky.