So the wife and I have been talking about saving some money(which she is doing), selling the house and getting a smaller one with more land. I think it's a great idea, I really do. The problem is that whenever I try not to spend money, good deals come out of everywhere and make me buy them. Really, it's not my fault. Example: I'm leaving the house yesterday around 11:00am with a gt and some attachments on the trailer. The wife say's "where ya going"?. I reply "to sell some stuff"(always music to her ears) and she looked at me like I was her hero or something, almost made me want to postpone the trip for a bit, if ya know what I mean.
Then I come home many hours later with a 600+lb cultipacker/seeder on the trailer. I told her "it was a great deal and sometimes you have to spend money to make money", but I wasn't gonna buy anything else for a while. Then on the way home tonight she was talking about something? while I was doing the uncontrollable subconscious tractor search. Then, behind some whatever,( I only see tractors) I spotted the front end of a massey gt. When we got home, I finished ignoring whatever the wife was saying, jumped in the truck, with the loaded trailer still behind it and took off. I came back a bit later with another mf14 sitting next to the seeder on the trailer! When the wife saw it she said "is that something your gonna make money on"? I said nope, I'm keeping it, it makes me happy. She gave me a smile, shook her head and said "dinners ready". She's awesome, but let's get back to the tractor. It's been outside awhile, a little hacked in places, didn't run, bad gas, carb & fuel pump plugged, no spark and the wiring is a mess. I didn't care and happily offered him $200 which he excepted. The reason I couldn't help myself is that it has a complete 3pt. hitch on it! I've been looking for one for a while now and had all but given up. Great deal on the hitch and a free tractor is the way I see it. I spent about an hour with it after dinner and drove it off the trailer and over to the neighbors house. I have a ritual, whenever I bring home another tractor I drive it straight to my neighbors to torment him with it. He loves gt's but can't keep anything running more than a day after I fix it for him. The tractor needs a lot of TLC but ran great for bad gas and dirty carb. No knocks or engine noise and a buttery smooth hydro. Great day!
Edited by broken2, May 01, 2012 - 10:44 PM.