By the end of the summer, Joe did almost all the mowing of the larger property. Everyone was discouraged about the lawn situation. The phrase, “We REALLY need to get a riding mower,” was heard frequently.
When we returned from vacation, my father-in-law called to say he had a surprise. He had gotten an old riding mower from a neighbor (for free) and had purchased parts and got it going again. My children were thrilled!
The mower had a few break downs during the remainder of the summer, but we were able to use it several times. Mike finished repairs on a few small fidgety things last week and Madelyn finished our final mowing at our current residence. Not only is the grass cut, but most of the leaves are chopped up enough that they don’t need raking.
Thanks Grandpa! You’re the best!