Sunday, November 16, 2014

Really?! Well, it's YOUR money...

So, Magnum bought another snow blower today.  I guess the flurries and slight (SLIGHT!) accumulation we had yesterday scared him or something.  I had absolutely nothing to do with this decision.  He didn't even tell me until after he already bought it online.  He only mentioned it because we had to clean out the back of my truck so we could pick it up.

I know I posted about the snow blower we bought last year.  I don't know if I mentioned that immediately after we bought it, the one we have at his parents' house stop working.  We had bought a second one so we wouldn't have to keep transporting the one we already had from house to house, and in the windup, that's what we ended up doing all winter anyway. :-/

I guess at some point this summer, unbeknownst to me, he actually had his brother-in-law help him take the broken blower to a guy to see about getting it fixed.  This goofy guy told him he only fixes lawn mowers in the summer, and snow blowers in the winter.  HUH?!  He told Magnum to bring it back in November.  That makes absolutely no sense to us, but he wouldn't budge.  So, bottom line, it's still sitting in his parents' garage, not working.

Magnum's plan is to keep this new one at his parents' house, and then get the old one fixed and keep it at MY parents' house.  (They have the smallest amount of ground that needs to be shoveled.  Our house and his parents' both have very long, double-width driveways)  That will definitely make it a lot easier to take care of their snow.  It's not that easy to drag that huge snow blower around, taking it in and out of my truck.  We did that with our lawnmower for years, too, before my parents just decided to get a lawn service.  You should see how torn up the back of my truck is from dragging these two huge machines around.

Just for the record, I thinks it's excessive for us to own three snow blowers, but like I said, it's his money.  However, I will admit that I'm grateful I won't have to shovel the huge snowfalls anymore, and that I won't have to wait for Magnum to be around to take the machine in and out of the truck for me.  I like to be able to do things by myself, ya know?

Anyhoo, that was our excitement today.  We really live a wild and crazy life.  We should really try and take it down a notch, don't you think?

(How obvious is it that I'm unofficially participating in NaBloPoMo?!  For the two people who hadn't figured it out, that accounts for the super boring, super rambling posts lately.  But, it was the kick in the pants I needed to get back into the swing of posting regularly again.)

3 comments:

Funny in My Mind said...

we have this metal carrier thing that hooks into the trailer hitch on the Jeep and Tahoe and lock in and we transport our shampooer for work, mowers, etc... without tearing up the car. Trailer supply stores have them, get one!

Funny in My Mind said...

trailer hitch cargo carriers, they are called, says husband

dkzody said...

Oh, the life and times of those who live in cold climates! These problems would never occur to me. The multiple snowblowers, though, do make sense to me who would be hard pressed to move the machines from place to place.