Friday, August 6, 2010
Introducing the book to our newest "family" member...
Yes, we have a new "family" member here on the dairy. Note the quotation marks. He's a pretty big dude, but will come in handy here. We still have fallen trees from the ice storm 3 years ago that need to be cleared up. Forgive me for not having a picture of him to post yet.
However, above you can see a shot of his service manual. Inside this service manual, at the very back, is his operation manual. Do not confuse the two, as I would have. The operation manual is only maybe 1/2 inch thick. The rest of the monster manual is all about servicing him.
This manual pictured above did NOT come with him. Take a guess how much this would cost if you bought it from the manufacturer.
Come on...just pull a figure out of the air.
I didn't come very close to it when hubby had me guess. I made what I thought was a preposterous guess and gasped when I was way under.
Here's a hint. Hubby went online and found a place that dealt in used machines and manuals. He paid about $70 for the manual and shipping.
He saved himself a hefty chunk of change.
Have you guessed something yet?
Are you tired of me leading you on like this?
Hmmm....that book up there on the chair goes for about $690! That would be way over $700 to get it shipped here.
Can you believe that?!
My hubby is such a frugal shopper.
Oh, the newest member of the family is a Caterpillar bulldozer. He's pretty handsome sitting out there in the hay shed. I'll post a pic of him for you in a few days here.