Well, I decided to give my self a present (or two) for being old this year (I'm officially out of the target demographic of television advertisers now).
On eBay this week I purchased the Bolens 900 in Wisconsin and just tonight the 1455 in Big Lake Minnesota. Fortunately I have relatives in both states as Minnesota is truely home.
So in a few weeks ROAD TRIP! from California to Minnesota - Wisconsin and back.
I should have my head examined
Next quest, an FEL and backhoe for the 1455, oh crap, I'm worse off than I thought . . .