A lot of people measure their success by how good they’re doing with keeping up with the Joneses.  If they can manage to do well enough that this mythical family that has everything is not very far ahead of them then this counts as a victory.  The ultimate victory of course is when you manage to “become the Joneses” because then you are the new standard that everybody else in the neighborhood has to chase after if they’re going to feel like the are not falling behind.

I have a different point of view on the subject.  I don’t care about keeping up with this mythical family that has everything because even if I find everything on sale, I still just plain don’t have the resources to catch up with them.  Besides, there’s a lot of things that you’d have to get in order to be “caught up” that I actually don’t even need, let alone actually want.

I am much more interested in keeping up with my lawn.  I realize that this isn’t a big deal to most people because it’s just a matter of getting out there once a week for a couple of hours with the mower and you’re good to go.

The problem in my case however is that, even when it’s running, I do not currently have enough endurance to be using the mower for more than about 25 or 30 minutes at a time.  That’s why this Robot Lawn Mower sounds like such an incredible idea.

All I’d have to do is make sure that rocks and fallen tree limbs are out of the way, install some perimeter wire so the machine would know it’s limits and then set it going.  Then I could sit nearby keeping an eye on it while working away on my new laptop.  This way I could get the lawn caught up and actually keep it that way, AND have most of that same time slot to try getting caught up on my work.

Sounds like a win / win situation to me!

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