I live in central Illinois, am a plumber, married with two kids and a dog. I have just recently bought back the John Deere 650 compact utility tractor that my Dad bought new back in 1984 or 1985. It needs a paint job and tlc, but doesn't have a dent in it. It will make a nice restoration project. My son is hoping to mow some larger lawns with it, and I plan to use it for snow removal.
Welcome tciplumber! Don't be shy and share some pictures of your 650... I think it's great that you're restoring it and keeping it in the family... someday your children may be doing another restore on it!