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Just got back from 3 weeks of a "working" vacation, so I thought I'd show the home U.P. north where the wife and I will be retiring to, and the mowers I use to take care of the yard there.
The one on the left is an MTD with a Honda GCV160 engine. I bought it new from Sam's back in 1999, and I hate to say it, but it's my most abused mower I have. The one on the right is a Garden Way sickle mower I picked up last year for cutting really tall stuff. It has a little 3 1/2 horse Briggs with the auto choke. I can't say I'm a real fan of the auto choke, but darn if both of them didn't start this year after only 4 pulls.

I say they're abused mowers because I don't necessarily give them the attention they should get, but if it's possible to be jealous of an inanimate object, it would have to be these two. They get to see that view every morning, stay under that porch, and that's the back yard they get to mow.
 

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Wow!! Nice setting there Bruce! What a nice place to be and look out at the lake like that. It looks like you're right on it too! I can definitely see why you like it there. What a beautiful sunset! I'm sure you'll being seeing a few of those from that nice big porch! :cool

Nice machines! I really like the sickle mower, that is really neat!
 

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Hi Austen, thanks. It is great there, I always hate to leave. Actually, that is the sunrise. I took that picture a little after 6 in the morning.
 

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It is great there, I always hate to leave.
I bet! Your grandchildren won't either when they come to visit. :)
 

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Thanks for the photos of your mowers and future home! The rustic style home beside the lake looks like a perfect location for retirement!
 

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The house is a work in progress. Nothing to show inside since it isn't anywhere near done. I worked some more on getting the electrical roughed in this trip, and now the wife has to come and point to where she wants things located. We had the plumbing roughed in, so now we actually have hot water!

I like these two pictures. What a difference a day makes!
 

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Nice!! :cool:

You know that would be an excellent site for a weather station and a weather cam looking out to the lake. ;)

Hint.. hint, then we could all enjoy that sunrise. :D
 
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