It was time. Our ride-on lawn mower died mid-way though last year's growing season. Ryan tried to keep up using a regular push mower, and well... even that one gave up on us.
So, we've been keeping our eyes open on Craigslist, and Ryan checked out a place in town for used ones, but the decent ones were not that much less than buying new. So we bit the bullet, after doing some research and window shopping, and bought a new John Deere mower.