Connor has wanted a reel mower for a long time. He has been pricing them out at all the stores for months. Canadian Tire was kind enough to have a sale this week so I picked one up Friday. We didn't have a chance to put it together until Saturday night. Connor and his cousin Dalton assembled it quickly then went out to mow at 9:30. Yes, it was dark but they had a great time. This morning the lawn looked better than I expected considering they couldn't see what they were doing. Our ditches are quite steep, though the in the picture below, it doesn't look like it. The steepness is one of the big reasons he wanted the new mower - it is hard to handle the gas mower on the slope.
My parents came for the weekend. My dad wanted to get in on the action too.
My parents came up Friday (I had Friday off - yippee!). Friday night we went to Connor's school for "Are you Smarter than a Birchview Blazer" (You can figure out which game show it is based on) Prominent community members (the mayor, scout leader, fireman etc) are asked random questions from grade 1 to 8 and pitted against children from that grade). The audience gets clickers and can participate. It was great fun. Saturday Connor and Kevin went on a day canoe trip. Today was church, lunch at Harvey's (we got free coupons Friday night) and they have gone home.