May 6, 2008

Oh Deere!!

One of Birddog’s dreams came true late yesterday afternoon. He got a lawnmower. OH NO! Did I call it a lawnmower???……Because that would be WRONG. It is a lawn TRACTOR. (I was corrected about half a dozen times yesterday.)

A lawn tractor has real axles with lug nuts and hydraulics and lots of other stuff that I wouldn’t understand…….because I like to go shopping and have the ability to become pregnant. My sex of the species could never understand what a glorious machine this is!

With that being said…..I say that he got a new lawn mower. This could mean a couple of things:

He will be perfectly good and not do anything with the lawnmower but look at it, because a person that had back surgery 14 DAYS AGO should not do ANYTHING until they go back to the doctor next Monday.


He can not wait until his nagging wife goes to Bunko tomorrow night, so that he can fiddle with his new lawn tractor………bending over and doing stupid stuff that his doctor told him not to do.

I stopped nagging for at least five minutes last night and let him SIT on it for a picture….I threatened his life if he started the engine. I know that it must be excruciating getting a new toy and not being able to ride it…….but someone who still needs help getting dressed does not need to be riding a lawnmower.

Anyway, I am happy that he got the lawn TRACTOR that he always wanted. It is a 1987 model…….and everyone knows that Birddog lives for the ‘80s. ("They just don't build stuff like they used to!") He sold several personal items to raise the money to buy it and I am happy that one of his dreams came true.

Now, if we could only keep the birds from eating the grass seed in our front yard!


Pete Wilson said...

A man after my own heart!

ShortyMom said...

LOL! Mom and Daddy had an older model Deere that they loved. One evening a couple of years ago they stumbled upon a newer model Deere that someone had parked on the side of the road with a 4-sale sign on it. Theirs would need to be replaced soon, because it had some serious wear on it (and not because my brother and I had mowed with it for years...nope) and they bought it. So they had Papa John and Mama John and Mom hated Mama John (the newer one). She would mow with the old one because she hated the new one so much. The old one is on it's last leg so she was mowing with the new one when it threw the belt. She called Dad and told him to bring her home a new mower. They bought them a Cub last week and brought us Mama John Saturday. Hope he enjoys his as much as Chris is enjoying ours!

Mr. Wallace said...

MOW BIRDDOG MOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary Beth said...

A man after my own heart. Just in case you didn't know I have green blood running through my veins. Always remember Heather "Nothing runs like a deere". A lawn tractor to a man is like a purse or new shoes are to a women. I see it everyday here at work.

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Anonymous said...

Ahh, the 1987 John Deere 318!!! I am so glad I could be present for the arrival of the newest part of the family! Love you guys-- Tobi Lee

Rachel Baby said...

Love the pictures!