I mowed the lawn yesterday. It took two outings. I started a little after noon and got the front and sides done, then I got drenched in a downpour. So I waited about an hour and finished the back after it stopped raining. It didn't turn out too bad still.
I lowered the deck to the 2nd from the highest setting again. It's still pretty high, but I think I like this a little better than the highest setting. I'm actually not sure I want to go much lower though - at least until it gets later in the year. I always go as low as possible when the leaves start falling.
And... I'm not sure how much longer the mower is going to hold out. It still runs like a champ, but the deck is about to break in half. We'll see.