Lola's Victory Garden

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Something Red and Shiny!

Friday I bugged out early to go check out laptops. Uncle Sam being very, very nice to me and sent my refund quite early. I did my research online and my intent was to go to Best Buy and check a few out in person, but I got sidetracked on the way. Several John Deere delivery trucks were mocking me on my route. (You remember my previous post,Lola's Diner - This And That.)

I drove past 3 as I took Route 30 to Route 45, so it couldn't have been the same truck. THREE! Was this a sign from above? They mocked me with their brand new lawn tractors in the back of each truck. The green, the yellow, shining in the sun, I couldn't help myself. I ended up detouring to Menards and Home Depot. I checked out the models. I even called our friendly lawn mower repair place to find out what brands he didn't service, because goodness knows once you find a repair place that you trust and is reasonably priced, you want to stick with them. He told me that he can't service John Deere because only dealers have the parts. On the way home I did a drive-by at Lowe's. They're so nice, they have every model parked right in front of their building with nice big price tags. You don't even need to get out of the car for this kind of window shopping!

I got home and Anastasia asked what I bought. Ahh, errr, nothing. (She had no idea about the John Deere delivery trucks mocking me or my detour to every home center known to man.) What do you mean nothing, I thought you were getting your laptop? Not yet. She went to work and I went online to research lawn tractors. When she came home I announced we were going shopping Saturday. We picked one out at Lowe's and got a free dump cart with our purchase. I also had to get Anastasia something purdy. She's been jonesing for Keurig Coffee Maker. (As if we don't have enough coffee makers already, but hey, a coffee habit is a lot less expensive than other habits, right?)

As I typed this early this morning, I saw the same neighbor who yesterday had to drive his John Deere down the street, again, driving down the street. Why? Where is he going? Is he one of those screwballs that doesn't have a driver's license so he drives the John Deere to the 7 Eleven for more beer? WTH?

So our shiny, new, red, lawn tractor was delivered this morning.
Woo hoo! Doesn't she look hawt? I had told Anastasia that even though she started to mow the front lawn Saturday morning with the old mower, I was going to re-do it Sunday, around 7:30pm. I have to try out the headlights, don't I? But of course I couldn't wait. As soon as it was off the truck I had my son get the gas can and we gassed it up. It was sweet! And it saves so much time because the cutting deck is twice the size of our old mower. I mowed the front and side yards again and Anastasia mowed the back yard. She was able to mow the back lawn in a record breaking 10 minutes! This is going to save us so much time and aggravation. We'll have a lot more time to work on our garden. Anastasia will be so glad that she won't have to deal with the front wheel falling off, then having to re-wire the front axle together.

Lola's Victory Garden


Megryansmom said...

Wowee wow wow it's beautiful. I hope you saved enough to get yourself that laptop too. Happy mowing :)

carlota said...

wow- that's spanking new. we need a new one too.

Lola said...

@ Megryansmom - Yup, got the laptop. Then this morning the sump pump took a dump. Anastasia says I'm being smitted for spending wildly. Thankfully it had a lifetime warranty, but it took me an hour to find the darned receipt. Then Anastasia's time to take out the old one and put in the new one.

@ Carolota - It's really so nice after having to deal with one for almost 2 years that was used and in pretty bad shape. One time both the rider and the gas walk behind mower were broke at the same time and we had to borrow a mower and we mowed and weed wacked. Anastasia weed wacked the side yard, I weed wacked the front and my son and her cousin used the mower on the back. We looked real hillbilly, but we got it done.

Auntie E said...

What a nice looking Tracker/mower. Loved to ride ours at the farm. we always rushed to see who would be first to mow. I used it in the field also. The cows always Moved when they saw me coming,lol. Now My dad has it. really miss riding on it. Enjoy your:-)

john said...


Lola said...

@ Auntie E - I'll probably mow the lawn more often because this one isn't so abusive to my spine. Lol!

@ John - You got that right!