We recently got a new lawnmower. Last time we bought a lawnmower, we got one of the cheapest ones we could find. It always worked pretty well, but it was not self-propelled, and sometimes if the grass was really long it could get a little bogged down. So this time we spent a little more and got a self-propelled model with a little more power. After using it three times now (including the lovely night adventure I wrote about recently), I have to say that self-propelled is really nice. It just takes a lot less effort to get the mowing done. I can get the lawn finished a little faster than before, and I’m less tired afterwards. So maybe I’m just lazy, but it really is pretty nice. Hopefully it will continue to work well and will last us a long time.