Mr. Deere's Eyeballs - Missing the reflectors (I might have hit too many trees or fences!). Notice the John Deere Emblem upside down? Obviously a combat wound!We have a big storm on it's way.. A snow storm... It started blowing about 2:15pm, when I picked the kidlets up from school. Right now there are snow flurries blowing about!
So to prepare for the big storm I finished cleaning up the yard shrapnel, aka, 'stuff' left by kids, dogs, husband, and yours truly, out to the elements. I put Mr. Deere away for his long winter nap in the storage barn/shed/shop. His last performance was for our Sept. 23rd Customer Appreciation Day and he's just been sitting out, parked, by the trash cans, cursing me. I'm so lucky I haven't had to mow since then! Fa la la la la! He looks horrid. The seat is falling apart, one headlight is hanging precariously, and he is just 'beat'. He also has a serious digestive problem - or some other internal ailment. His battery has to be charged prior to running, so I put the battery charger on him about 7am and jumped aboard about 4:30pm to get him rocking and rolling - wearing my snow boots, snow overalls, gloves, funky jester ski hat, and my carhart jacket! One of his back tires was spinning, so we had to do some rock and roll maneuvers to get him unstuck. Snow is not his forte. Deeper snow would definitely be out of the question, hence the motivation. Sigh. I am a deadline driven kinda gal.
Mr. Deere, for those of you new to my tales, is my riding lawn mower - and not my husband, just in case your mind is going in the wrong direction! We have a serious love/hate relationship. He hates to run, I hate it when he doesn't run, but I sure love it when he starts up and those blades are engaged and cutting grass!
I am hoping that next spring when I open up the shed door, that a new, shiny, hot model will be winking at me, ready to work long hours all summer long! Again, a mower... not a husband replacement... that particular 48 year old model I'm keeping! Oh, Santa Baby...