Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Out With the Old...

In with the newer.
We decided it was time to buy a new lawnmower.  Our previous one was given to us by the homeowners.  We figured it was about 15 years old and was struggling.  Still worked, but weren't sure for how much longer, so we sold it at our yard sale.  
Then the fun began.
  Justin and I visited many stores and spend many hours trying to figure out which mower to buy within our budget.  
Finally after exactly one week, we were sitting in the Lowe's parking lot (for the third time that week) and Justin says, "now that we know what we're looking for, maybe we can look on Craigslist for a used one."  Then modern technology came in to play as we used his Blackberry and looked up used mowers.  Glory be!  We found one that sounded perfect, but the problem was there was no contact number, so we had to email.  We sat in the car for about five minutes and yet another Glory be! a return call!  That was quick!  We drove up to East Bethal? about 10 minutes north and saw a great mower.  The guy had only used it about five times and decided he was going to hire out.  Win for us!  We got a much nicer mower than we would have if we bought brand new.  Justin has taken the bags off until leaves start to fall (he's excited about that part).
*And a special Thanks! to Uncle La Mon for driving it home for us.


  1. Did Lamon drive it from East Bethel on the road? Hahaha. Cool mower!

  2. We just took our old riding mower to the junk man. He gave us fifteen bucks. I was glad to see that go. It was OLD! Norm just used it for snow removal but the engine exploded this winter. Now he has to buy a snow blower. Good times ahead!

    I hope you guys have fun cutting all that grass. I don't miss that.