So what initially looked like bad luck (as with my toast falling) turned out to be good luck for you too.
My gas mower has had a few faults on it for a while but it's been manageable. Yesterday it was a real struggle and the start cord broke.
The height doesn't really adjust well and it's too low on one side. The blade catches in the earth and I can't increase the height. In trying to adjust it, the lever snapped.
With so many things going wrong I decided a replacement was in order. I had one earmarked at Canadian Tire that was virtually the same machine.
But just on the off chance I looked at Home Depot's site. They had a similar one, but with the advantage of a self propel feature. It's normal price was more than the CT one but it was reduced by $150 and was now $50 less than the CT one.
So I got better for less on Friday 13th.
On the credit card unfortunately but not much choice. It'll pay for itself in five cuts.