markviii wrote: the new zero-turn.....set a new record for the "green"...4 acres in 1.5 hours.
When I bought my zero turn I asked the dealer "How long will they last?". He said "Exactly twice as long as any mower before it". Huh? Then he went on to say "The reason is, you will get the job done in exactly half the time, thus they last twice as long". Ohhhh, now I get it. He is close to being right. Depending on how many obstacles you have. One thing with my Toro though. It is a lawn mower, not a bush hog. It does not like tall grass. If I try to mow stuff over 7 or 8 inches tall it just doesn't like it. The 14 HP bush hog will jog through 2 foot tall crap, but the 20 HP Z-turn won't begin too. Both are 48" wide, but the Toro is three blades and the hog is one.
Lisa.... your BP med....is it a "pril"? Lisinopril, or some other that ends in "pril"? They are ACE inhibitors and usually the ones that cause a cough. My wife understands all that stuff, she's a CCRN (critical care RN) and deals with drug interactions every day. I quizzed her & she said while it's possible that there is no cheap alternative, it's also quite possible there is. If you take it for blood pressure only
, Metoprolol or Lopressor might work for you and they are cheap. Gosh, now I can't remember everything she said. I think it was if they change you from an ACE inhibitor to a beta blocker the coughing should stop. They do make beta blockers that are about the same price as the "prils". Bottom line, ask your Dr. Tell the Dr you'd like to stop coughing and you'd like it to be cheap! Maybe there is a solution for you.
Oh... Choke cherries. Here's a couple of pics. Yes, off the branch they are bitter as heck. But, made into jelly they have a unique flavor. There is a very similar berry that is NOT a choke cherry.