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Saturday, May 12, 2012

This is what happens when your wife "works out" in the yard

This is Paige's dumbbell....or at least what is left of it.   An 8 pound dumbell. 

Notice the green rubberized covering that matches the grass in our yard....it EXACTLY MATCHES THE GRASS.  I always do what I call an "idiot check" of the yard, riding around in the golf cart before I mow the grass.  I usually pick up a whole load of stuff but, apparently I missed the dumbells that EXACTLY MATCH THE GRASS.  That's a pretty common item left out in the yard right? 

Only a big dawg commercial mower like mine could chop an iron dumbbell in half - I'm so proud of it.  It's a Hustler Super Z with a 60" deck and suspension seat - It is such an awesome mower, goes 15 mph, and with the vacuum bagger attachment it will suck a gopher out of a hole.  How cool is that?

When I came in from mowing after about 15 minutes she asked, "Are you finished already?" to which I replied, "Nope.  I'm done....not finished....here is what is left of your dumbell.... you will need to replace it." 


                           Assessing the damage....making the diagnosis....fighting back the tears


                                                                     The carnage

I could just cry.  One bent blade bolt, two bent blades, two sets of spindle bearings, two bent spindles, two spindle bushings and washers.  The grand total of parts + freight....$398.80.  I threw in the labor at no charge - what a guy right?

I just love my wife....I still haven't asked what the dumbells were doing out in the yard.  Who knows?  All I know for sure is that if I were staying home with the kiddos most of our personal belongings would end up out in the yard....and if she mowed the grass she would run over every bit of it.
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