For some years, we've had a hand-me-down mower that would mow briefly and then need repairs. It finally died for good. My parents proved willing to buy us a new mower. We did some research, and found a very fine one -- with a slightly wider deck, much stronger engine, and other nice features -- at a reasonable price from the local business who had been fixing the old mower for us. The new mower was delivered today.
And it rained today. It will rain more tonight, and tomorrow. There will be no mowing until later this week, if then.
The Lawn (prestige class: Prairie) wins another round.