We (I mean Jon) finally broke down and bought a lawnmower this week. I have only been hinting at the need for one all summer. I think my seriousness of cutting the weeds with our hand clippers is what did it. When we first moved here I pulled all the weeds out of our yard but then never got around to seedding it. As the summer rains came we got a yard full of lush green weeds instead. We were holding off buying a lawnmower because we don't really have grass yet. But like I said we hit an end of the summer sale and got a little electric lawnmower that does the job just fine. The kids are thrilled! Now the yard is a newly discovered area again. And now we won't have to be the sore eye of the neighborhood!