in

a huge thank you and someone send in the lawn mowing cavalry, oh wait they are already here…

A huge thank you to everyone in the community that sent a message to the admin team. It appears we are getting posts published again!

I have to admit, although I doubt anyone didn’t already know, I am a geek. About four months ago, a team contacted me about an upcoming technology solution. First, let me peel back the layers of time.  My father didn’t believe in sexist things ever. But he did believe in safety. My sisters were younger than I was and never as strong as I was, so lawn mowing fell to me. I wouldn’t say I like lawn mowing. I did, in fairness, not make my kids mow until they were 16 years old. The two of them mowed either the front or the back of the house until they were 20. They weren’t asked to mow the whole lawn until they were 20. Part of the reason for that, I wouldn’t say I like lawn mowing.

My grandfather always said the measure of a person is not the job they love to do. It is them doing the jobs they hate to do and doing them well.  So I wasn’t going to make my kids do something I hated on their own.  It was a recent realization of mine that eventually, the twins are going to move out of the house and go off on their ways. That means when they move out; the lawn falls back to me. Based on that eventuality, that fear as it were, I found a solution. Fully circle, now we are back to the fact that I am a geek. I have an automated vacuum on every single level of my house. With four dogs living in the house right now, the vacuums pick up a lot of dog hair.

A group of folks I had worked with previously on a crowdfunding campaign reached out to me. They were getting ready to launch a new company on Kickstarted. More! Do you hate to mow? No problem. MowRo to the rescue. So next week, one of the things I am doing is setting up the automated lawnmower. For now, it is going to mow the front yard. Maybe the whole yard later. But for now, the front yard. MowRo is an excellent example of a new style of Kickstarter Campaign. Where the product is nearly finished, and the campaign is as much to get the word out like anything.

My automated mower arrived and is ready to be set up and mow my yard!

This work is Copyright DocAndersen. Any resemblance to people real or fictional in this piece is accidental (unless explicitly mentioned by name.)

  • Question of

    automatic vacuums are cool right?

    • Yes
  • Question of

    Automatic mowers are cool as well, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Automatic sprinklers are not cool when you are in the middle of the yard, right?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    comment monster bit my nos!

    • Yes
    • No

Report

What do you think?

Legend

Written by DocAndersen

One fan, One team and a long time dream Go Cubs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

23 Comments

Leave a Reply
  1. Q: AUTOMATIC VACUUMS ARE COOL RIGHT?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: AUTOMATIC MOWERS ARE COOL AS WELL, RIGHT?
    Yes (2 votes) – 67%
    No (1 votes) – 33%
    Q: AUTOMATIC SPRINKLERS ARE NOT COOL WHEN YOU ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD, RIGHT?
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%
    Q: COMMENT MONSTER BIT MY NOS!
    Yes (3 votes) – 100%

    1
  2. Keep the dogs well away from the blades though.

    “My grandfather always said the measure of a person is not the job they love to do. It is them doing the jobs they hate to do and doing them well.”

    On the one hand, I would say that love is not something to say of, that we love this, or we love that.

    Love is more a given of the heart that should reach past the hates of the mind so as to ensure that love is put into every endeavour.

    So, doing them well as your grandfather said, even if our minds baulk at our doing them.

    Grandfathers are often smart cookies!

    1
    • The dogs are in the backyard and the mower is in the front – i thought about that as well!!

      i often wonder about the states of love. Love is more than simply one state. Based on that one can love what one is doing now, as well as feel the more universal love.

      1
      • The states of love?

        I wonder what I can state about that.

        Is God more than one state too then, as God is love, it is often said too?

        I would answer that the oneness of God is existing in infinite states, and so is love.

        That is the paradox of love living in every state of God too, so being itself in him in infinite ways too.

        We can pick a state of love, and live from it then individually so, and that is the freedom God expects us to take from him, to love in our own unique ways, to be our real selves within him.

        To live infinitely within his oneness.

        1
          • I never thought of that before, yes one can divide all numbers, but 0 can divide none.

            Zero is nothing, but something, at the same time.

            1
        • The master stood by a pond staring.
          The student approached and said master what are you doing.
          The master replied I am trying to separate one drop of water.
          The student bent, and placed his hands in the water.
          The master smiled. The simple answer was the best.

          1
          • The master was enjoying a game of tennis with his student, until the ball, coming from his student, hit him in the eye.

            He stated,

            “The eye only sees when its racquets are not in place, but the inner eye sees despite any inner racquet too, when it is allowed to do so.”

            “When is our racket our racquet?”, is a good question to ask ourselves from time to time too.

            1
          • I left the ball up in the air there, so that you could swing your own racquet against it to make a racket for me to hear the ball coming, and for me to learn more about the wisdom of your swing.

            2

Leave a Reply