Stream of Consciousness Saturday – Prompt “New/Old

New day means it is Stream of Consciousness Saturday time again and here is Linda Hill with this week’s prompt. “Hi, John. I see you got a haircut. looks good. Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “new/old.” Use either or both of the words “new and old” any way you’d like. Bonus points for starting and ending with either one. Have fun!”

Thanks, Linda. Now you know why I started the post with the word “new.” If you would like to have fun too, visit Linda’s blog and read how easy it is. Here is the link. https://lindaghill.com/2020/10/02/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-oct-3-2020/

New/Old by John W. Howell

🎶 “New is another word for not having to worry about this old thing breaking down.”🎶

“What are you singing?

“A song I made up. I’m finally getting rid of this old lawnmower, and I’m just singing a farewell to it.”

“How long have you. put up with that old thing?”

“Let’s see. I got out of school in 2001. Got a job, and bought the mower.”

“You are kidding? That was 20 years ago.”

“I bought the best they had.”

“Did this old thing give you any trouble in all those years?”

“Nope. Had to sharpen the blade each year is all.”

“Why the song then. Sounds like its been an excellent mower.”

“Yeah but I have been worrying about it breaking down for years.”

“Goes to show the stuff we worry about seldom happens.”

“I suppose that’s true. Here let me start it one more time for old times sake. Hmmm. Usually one pull does it. Ugh. Looks like it’s not going to start.”

“Out with the old and in with the new.”

“I think I should have been a little more respectful.”

“Why’s that.”

“The new mower won’t be here for a week.”

“Know any mower god prayers?”

47 comments

  1. We can have Corona hair, I guess we can have Corona lawns. Good job with the prompt, John.

    The only thing around here that has to start on one pull is the snow blower. Hopefully, not for a while.

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    1. I forgot to ask, WVU or Baylor?

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      1. The Producer is an alum of WVU but a ton of money went to Baylor to make an alum out of Daughter. I’m going with the Bears.

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      2. Hahah! Got your couch ready?

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      3. I have a can of lighter fluid if you need it.

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      4. Haha – if we win, maybe 😏

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      5. Let’s Go Moutaineers!

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      6. Sorry, but I have to follow my money and go with the Bears.

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      7. Oh, you’re going to be in trouble.

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      8. I could say the same given the last game.

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    2. So true. Let’s say Christmas eve.

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  2. I’m not so sure. These days, they don’t build things to last. Happy Saturday, John!

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    1. Happy Saturday to you, Jill *Sung to the tune of I am Woman by Helen Reddy.

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      1. My earlier comment seems to be filled. I thought I’d use Jill’s space to point out that, um, WVU won in 2nd OT. Congrats to the Producer!

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      2. She gave you a thumbs up. It is all good.

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  3. Hope the grass doesn’t grow too high. With all the rain we’ve had you can almost sit and watch it get tall!!

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    1. I have notices a slow down of my grass. (We have Zoyza with is light dependent. When the days get shorter it goes dormant.)

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  4. It’s never good when he starts off singing. 😁

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    1. I agree. Where’s the cotton? Thanks, Charles.

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    2. Ha ha! Good one! 😀

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  5. Keep the mower as long as it is working.
    New things you buy today probably have a lower quality and break more easily.

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    1. I agree. Looks like it has quit though

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  6. Lol, John. “Mower god prayers…” Usually, that kind of prayer winds up with a swift kick to the mower and loud curse. 🙂 Great use of the prompt.

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    1. That is the best kind I think. Thanks, Jan

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  7. Nice, John. Think how lush your grass will be in a week. Your old mower is only trying to help out.

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    1. Hahaha. Thanks Mary.

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  8. I love the “mower god prayers,” sounds a bit like my “car god prayers.” Thank you for the smiles, John. Great use of the prompt.

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    1. They are the same Gwen. Thank you. 😁

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  9. D.L. Finn, Author · · Reply

    I’m pretty sure our mower is the same age, but still going…

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    1. Yay. Thanks, Denise.

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  10. I cut my own hair last Sunday. Just what was I thinking???? No idea but I want to do-over. I hope the mower gods answer your prayers 🙂

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    1. Hahahaha. Yes what were you thinking, Jill? I hope there are no bald spots. 😁

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      1. I was careful in that respect. Chopped off only the ends of two ponytails. I should’ve been more careful that each side matched. I left enough for someone who knows what they’re doing to even it up. 🙂

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      2. Well. Doesn’t sound so bad.

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  11. That’s so true about worrying so much about that which rarely happens. That’s me to a tee. Nice work with this one, John.

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    1. Thank you, Jessica

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  12. Out with the old is now meant to say, you’ll be in the market annually from then on in. How else to explain how our old rotary lived through a dozen moves and never missed a beat and now I’m buying a new phone every year or two?

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    1. So true, Pilgrim

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  13. Great job with the prompt, John, and you were right on key! Have a good week ahead!

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    1. Usually off slightly. Thanks forthe compliment, Lauren

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  14. Let’s imagine the old is brand new…. cool story 👍

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. 😁

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  15. They don’t make ’em like they used to!

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    1. Yeah so true. Thanks, Jenny

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      1. You’re welcome, John.

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