I feel that way about myself piling up leaves in this windy weather–and I use a rake!
I’ve cleared all the leaves out of the gutter by the curb three times, and no doubt I’ll be doing it again. (The county’s not sending a truck around to vacuum up leaves from the curb. They never have, but a lot of people around here think, “Hey, this is the year they’ll start!”)
If leaves clog the storm drains, there could be flooding.
Sure I could go that route; but a windsock we look cool.
Also I just noticed that if I place my cursor over the little blue arrows at the bottom of wunderground it shows the direction of the wind:smack:
I have spent at least 15 hours leaf blowing our yard this Fall. I will not even attempt it if I see any breeze at all. Once in a while though the wind will pick up while I’m blowing and I’m done for the day. Unless it’s at my back, that’s such a great feeling. It feels effortless.
I still have one more round of blowing to do now that the trees are all bare. I’m doing it tomorrow, because the forecast is saying there will be no wind at all. My village picks up leaves until the 20th, so I’m just under the wire.
The village already came around and filled the sand buckets (6 big sheetrock buckets) for us, and I have my new snow blower ready. I am as set for Winter as I’ll ever be.