Unfortunately, this was similar to a scene from my past when I needed to get gas for my lawn mower last spring :-/
I felt like such a tool pulling up to the pump in my (brand new at the time) electric car to pop the frunk and buy 1 gallon of gasoline
What about the ambiance? The sights, the smells, the idling engines and antsy ICE drivers...oh the humanity!
Yeah, in my case it was just the station on the corner of my development. I could've gone down the road to use my hundreds of unused gas points at the grocery store but I only ever seemed to accrue enough for $.10 off before they expire so the closeness won out.
My plan was to give my nephew a tag from my grocery rewards so he could use the discount in his car but I can't seem to find the spares...
Do you see the wait at the gas station? It's a travesty! It's the downfall of gasoline cars!
One word, Buttonwillow.Don't start building that ivory tower just yet...
(Reported on 12/26/2015) 11+ car wait at Tejon Ranch AVOID IF YOU CAN!
The lawn tractor is a backup in case my mechanical push mower is out of commission which it is as I just broke the chain. It's 1 acre of grass on a 1.3 acre lot. When I first started with my 18" Fiskars reel mower, it took 4.5 hours. After six weeks of doing this twice a week, I got it down to 2 hours. It's 8 miles for a mow. From spring to fall it's twice a week or about 16 miles of pushing a mechanical lawn mower through grass. After about a month, I noticed that the normal freyed ends that turn about 20% of the grass yellow/brown on the tips were gone. The scissors like cut of the reel mower resulted in 100% green on every blade. I lost 30 lbs over the first year:
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So most of the time, gas isn't needed except for the edger, hedger, and chain saw.