Good morning Jim!
I know just how you feel, as I kinda pulled the same trick a few months ago, and changed a flat on my wife's Van. Yep!....I too popped an extra BT med, but as soon
as I was done changing the tire, I knew I had messed up. It took me a week to get over that one.
I happen to work with a great bunch of guys at work, and they always keep an eye on me, and help when I need it. I'm wondering if maybe one of the mower shops pick up mowers for repair in your area?
They do here in this area, and we had to have this done as well last year. We have one of those larger commercial type mowers. (Zipper) and there is no trailer for us to haul it in. I made sure that we had it serviced at the end of the season last year, so that all we had to do was check it for fuel, and start the new season again. Neither me or my wife are able to mow because of health problems now, but we are lucky to have a 16yr old daughter, and she enjoys the extra cash.
It is hard getting around some of those limitations when we don't have some extra help isn't it! So, I do sympathize with you my friend! I'm wondering if you might be able to hire a local youth to mow for you, since you too, suffer back problems? We mow 6 out of the 12 acres we own, and it is way too rough for the both of us.
Take care, and do be careful when taking on such unavoidable activities.
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