Hot Roddin’ Mama

I’ve been having riding mower problems. And when you have a yard that is almost 2 acres, riding mower problems are big problems. My 15 yr old Snapper riding mower broke three times during the season, each time costing about $100 to fix. Well, in August, it broke a fourth time and this time the bill was going to be $275. That’s it – I need a new mower. The repairman offered me $150 to part out my old mower. I said “That’s a down payment on a new mower. I’ll take it.”

Now the Snapper was a great mower for its time, but I’ve learned that mower technology has come a long way. My new mower was about $1250 and it’s ride is so carlike. (It was regularly $1399, but I got a deal because the exact mower I wanted was out of stock.) I mowed the lawn in record time, going from about 1:45 minutes with the old mower down to 1:10 minutes with the new mower.

With the ride being more carlike than ever, I thought Emily might like to give it a try. I expected her to mow maybe two passes around the backyard. But she wound up having so much fun she mowed the entire backyard. Whoohoo! Daddy’s very happy.

It’s usually part of Dylan’s mandatory chores to mow the lawn. He get’s paid handsomely for it but he’s always, well, leasurely in getting around to mowing the yard. Emily’s made it very clear that if Dylan say “I’ll mow this afternoon or tomorrow” that she’ll mow right now when I’m asking for it. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ ’bout! So Dylan some competition for a major source of income and, I have to say, I’m happy to be the beneficiary.




  1. Emily like vroom-vroom grass machine.

  2. Well, I hope you’re not too disappointed that I mowed the lawn yesterday. :^)

  3. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOhhhhhhhoooooooOOOO!!!!

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