...the decision was not to mow. Besides the question of the small child that may or may not be lost out there and the smothering humidity, as well as my aversion to hard work of any kind in temperatures above 65 degrees F, my decision came down to the fact that I was given the name of a yardman who comes with a great recommendation, which in and of itself was a total game changer.
My yard needs more attention than I have the tools, know how or physical strength to attend to on my own. So I am handing over my lawnmower to an expert....at least this one time. Hopefully, he will weed eat, mow, and trim my yard into submission and I will take over again after that.
My neighbors will probably thank me for making this decision.