It's a Ferris IS 3100.
It is huge and strong and really fun to drive.
(It is worth more than Todd's car. Ha!)
I mowed yesterday and today.
It is SO fun! The most fun I've had all year.
That baby goes fast and does awesome doughnuts.
I may or may not have left a few tire tracks in our moist lawn from turning too fast.
I may or may not have mowed a significant length of time before Drew flagged me down and told me I needed to push a lever to lower the blades to actually cut the grass.
I may or may not have ducked below some low-lying branches and forgotten the roll bar sticking out above me. Which may or may not have led to a largepine tree branch getting lodged above my head for a few lanes of mowing- while I was being showered by pine needles and laughing at the thought of how I must look. Maybe, I was unexpectedly rescued when another low-lying branch dislodged the original branch (about 5 inches in diameter) from my back. Oops.
The weather is beautiful here.
I felt a bit like a working girl and it felt good.
Figuring out how to steer to get pretty lines is harder than you think- it takes SKILLZ. I do not have great lawn mowing skills, yet.
But now I notice the lines as I drive past other lawns.
It was SO nice to spend some time outdoors while Ben was napping.
(My big kids followed me around cheering me on.)
(Especially after a doctor appointment today confirmed I do have a hernia... They will combine that surgery with the other one I need this winter. Love-e-ly.)
I wasn't too sad Todd had to work late.
Perhaps I will assume the lawn mowing duties and assign him the laundry. ;)
Life is good!