- Dec 3, 2017
Backlash, My grandparents, who were my guardians, owned half a city block, 1/4 that we kept mowed and maintained. I spent a lot of time pushing a lawn mower around in the summer, and not once did anyone ever show me about the oil, how to check it, fill it or where the oil was. Those kinds of things were never shown to me, probably because I was a girl. There were a lot of things they wanted me to do, but had no patience to teach me how. It was always, "Go and ..." If I asked questions, I got yelled at. There was so much just trying to figure it out. Starting and pushing the mower, I could do mostly. Also, filling it up with gasoline.My F150's oil dipstick is so far down in the engine compartment it is almost impossible to reach.
I have to get a step ladder to get to it.
My wife used to mow the lawn before I retired and she would never check the oil in the mower.
I would come home and it would be sitting in the yard dead.
I replaced the motor in that thing 3 times.
She does not mow the grass now and that makes both of us happier.