I thought I had it…I really did. It’s the end of August and I really only have to mow the lawn a few more times. I have been doing ok with the push mower, but after I came in yesterday, I cursed to myself (out load and in the direction of other people) and said that I am getting a ride on mower.
Even this morning, I was hesitant. I keep wondering why I can toss money away at one moment, but be so cheap about something else another moment. I guess it has to do with investment. A pellet stove is going to save money, a ride on mower is a luxury.
I forced myself to get in my car this morning for a cruise down to D.H. Marvin & Son in Colchester. They are a John Deere dealer. I checked out different mowers last night, so I pretty much knew what I wanted to buy. I parked the car, walked in, talked to Matt for a little while and bought the John Deere X300.
The “X” series is a step up from the “L 100” series (from Home Depot). Basically, you can get the same tractors at Home Depot as you can get at the John Deere dealership as long as they are in the “L 100” series. The “X” series is not available at Home Depot. This is a beefier machine and will last longer. Trust me, I would have gotten one from Home Depot if I didn’t have to go through their shipping process…if they have one.
I have delivery scheduled for tomorrow at 11AM. I will take pictures and write another post about it then. I am sure you are thrilled.
PS – If I get a ride on mower, can I get one of those beer helmets with the long straw?