Grass trimmer and disaster day for my garden grass and frogs and snails
We go shopping every Friday or Saturday. We can take the free bus to Tesco on Friday, or we have to walk a short distance to Sainsbury's on Saturday.
We went shopping at Tesco as usual this morning, and got down from the bus at the corner of Queen's Way, not far away from our house, but I had to carry home the large, heavy DEBENHAM shopping bag of vegetables, fruits, bottles and cans, boxes and wraps. My wife had to carry three more plastic bags which includes a large watermelon. She walked so slow that I had to stop outside a house and waited for her.
I watched an old man working on his garden, he was trimming the grass, he was so concentrating on his job that didn't notice me and my daughter at all. So when he finished the edge, and lifted up his head, he seems startled a little, then he smiled and said: "Good morning!"
I praised his garden, which is so clean and tidy, the grass are so short, but the grass in my garden are taller than my daughter.
I admired his grass trimmer. I haven't any idea of lawnmower or grass trimmer, only thing I thought was that lawnmower must be very expensive. Before we pay off our mortgage, a lawnmower or a wooden fence or garden gate couldn't be included in our budget. But our garden grass are growing like mad, now it's taller than my 4 years old daughter!
I noticed "Flymo" on the trimmer, which must be the brand name, and then asked the old man how much does that cost. His answer surprised me. Actually we can make our garden as clean and tidy as our neighbour's with this 12 quids grass trimmer!
The old man said I can borrow the trimmer if I want. He has three grass trimmers. While he was speaking, he went to garden shed, brought us another two, but one has no plug, another has strange plug which we don't know how can we find a socket for it.
He said that I can fix a plug by myself, while he was speaking, he went to the garden shed again, and brought us a spare plug, and screwdriver, and fixed it for us. Then to my surprise, show us how to use the trimmer. A grass trimmer is so simple, only a nylon trimmerline and a tiny blade fitting on the guard, when the electric engine rolling, the trimmerline hit the grass to the blade, the grass get cut! We never knew it before!
At last, he went to his garden shed again, and found a long extension lead with that strange socket for us, and fit the trimmerline for us, too. Then I asked his name, "Burnie", he said, "I always see you walk this way."
I hurt a frog and killed a snail and an accident
I came home with the grass trimmer, and started tidy my garden straight away. It did the job. My daughter wanted to try, but it's too heavy for her, so I holded it with her. Unfortunately, the flying grass bit hit my daughter's eyes, she started to cry. This frighten the soul out of my body. I asked my daughter to open her eye, she did, then I knew she didn't become blind!
After she stopped crying and stayed far away from the garden, I resumed my work. Suddenly, I saw a frog startled out of the grass, it's left front leg was bleeding and dangling! I cut his leg!
I felt so sorry for the frog, and wait till he hopped away very difficultly and awkwardly, then continued cutting very carefully. But, alas, I heard a crash under my shoes. I stamped on the snail, and the shell has been smashed!
It's a disaster day for my garden grass and frogs and snails.