Here is something pleasant to comment on if you have enough stress of your own and would rather avoid reading my woe-is-me tale below (and I completely understand!). The sparkling new lawn mower financing is approved. We are going to get the optional cart to go along with it (for all the inevitable carting stuff around the yard chores). We'll go to finish the paperwork at the dealership this coming Saturday, sign up for the no-interest-no-payments-for-a-year incentive and will have them deliver it too.
I'm excited about a lawn mower. :) I'm also excited about planting ground cover this weekend so it had better not be raining.