It's Wanda's job to mow the lawn. Usually, she does it without being prompted, but she hasn't gotten to it for over a week. After she left for work today, I went out to do some gardening and noticed that the lawn was getting excessively long, so I decided to mow it. I took off my gardening gloves and pulled the lawn mower out of the shed.
My lawn mower has a button to prime it, but I find it more effective to just turn the whole machine on its side for 10 seconds or so. I did that, then noticed the lawn mower bag wasn't properly attached.
(That wasn't a surprise - we don't normally leave the bag attached when we put the lawn mower away.)
I picked up the bag and a mouse ran out and hid under the bush.
I picked up the bag from where it had fallen when I screamed and jumped back, and tipped it to make sure there were no other mice in it.
Then I looked at the grass and noticed the two baby mice.
I couldn't leave them unprotected - particularly since I was about to mow the lawn - so I put the gardening gloves on and put them into a yogurt container, which I then put under the bush in the hopes that the mother mouse would find them.
I attached the bag, started the lawn mower, and ... it started to rain.
The lawn still needs mowing.
Getting an early start
1 day ago