How to cut grass with a push mower:
Lesson 2 : Don't wait a week and a half to cut it.
Not following these lessons will result in the mower getting stopped up and cutting off multiple times during the day, lengthening the amount of time of cutting by a lot as you wait for the grass to dry out some and the mower to de-flood from your pitifully desperate attempts to get it started again.
Lesson 3 : Just wait until your brother arrives to SC and have him cut it for you. Stop being the nice sister.