I’m doing a new challenge, one I’ve decided not to blog about until it’s complete. Well, I guess I’m breaking my own rule here, as the challenge is for 2 months and I haven’t even completed the first month. The challenge is to buy nothing new. This excludes groceries and toiletries, of course. I’m keeping a list of things I would have bought or potentially bought. In the first 10 days, my imaginary purchases totalled over $500!!! Seriously.
Yesterday, I made a purchase. It’s one I’ve been considering for a while. I bought a lawn mower. Not just any lawn mower, a manual push mower. I weighed all the pros and cons, and the answer was clear. Buy it now.
- Save $. I’m saving $810 a year, as I had a yard service. I’m not lazy, just busy. Besides, my yard tools caught on fire several years ago and I just knew that was a sign from God to get a yard guy.
- Help global warming. A typical gas-powered mower used for one hour is the same emissions equivalent of driving your car for 100 miles. (about.com)
- Eco-friendly. This shocked me. More gas is spilled refueling mowers each year than the oil spill from the Exxon Valdez. Wow. (EPA) Continue reading