I'm fortunate in that the old man (Dad) gave Mrs Bugbear and I his old Cub Cadet riding lawnmower. It need a few small repairs, mostly torn metal on the mower deck from Dad hitting stumps or old fence post that had been cut-off almost flush with the ground. So on Thursday after doing the requisite welding and putting the mower deck back on the riding tractor I set out to mow the lawn.
I finished mowing the lawn Saturday afternoon.
Okay, I exaggerate by leaving out some details. It took about three and ahalf hours to mow the lawn and I used more gas in one mowing than I used all summer at the old house. Mind you at the old house it took about 15 minutes to mow the lawn and I was generally doing the neighbour's front lawn as well.
The acreage is nice, the lawn mowing is necessary chore. I guess my life will be complete when I own a zero-turn lawnmower and a snow-blower.