Not that I can take credit for it, but looking at my backyard cam:
I can see that the lawn's getting mowed today. Well, I heard a strange sound as I was getting ready to leave home this morning, which turned out to be somebody using a line-trimmer to knock down some of the most obnoxious of the tall grass near my front door.
Imagine, paying somebody to do a job I don't have time to do. A while ago, this guy came out to my place to provide an estimate, and he proceeded to tell me how big a job it was. I think that was to ease me in to what he expected would be sticker shock as he gave me the bad news. But what I didn't tell him was that every bit of bad news (oh, your grass is wet, and it's long, and you've got a big yard, and it's uneven) were reasons for me not to mow my own lawn - or reasons why mowing my own lawn was a big task, and a burden that I'd be happy to share with someone else.
I'm anxious to get back home to check out how the lawn looks now. The little bit that I can see from the webcam looks so much better.