The second to last time it wasn't raining I heard a pop and suddenly there was no more lawn tractor sound. Eventually, I went out to see what was up. I found out that the lawn tractor wasn't working at all. DH took something apart then pretty much pronounce it dead. After he push-mowed the portion he had left, he cleaned up then got online to find himself a new lawn tractor. One does not go without a lawn tractor in spring. Here's what he found.
That thing is most difficult to drive. I was really good at going in circles. Even hubby said he almost drove it into the pond. He did not do that, however and finally got the hang of it. Now we need another dry day so he can do it again. It's been raining and raining and raining.