A couple of Saturdays ago we decided it was about time to do something about the leaves. Jake and Andy came over (while Conan went to the mall) to join in the fun. Scott borrowed the Avery's backpack-style heavy-duty leaf blower and took care of our front yard (and the next-door-neighbor's) in no time. It was a perfect day, very mild with the sun shining and all those kids had so much fun playing in the monster-sized leaf piles. They would run and jump in, bury each other, make it into a "leaf fort", and throw big handfuls up in the air. They would take a big handful over to Scott and he would turn the leaf-blower on them and they loved it. Once the whole front yard was in two big piles, the kids helped out by holding the black trash bags open for Scott to stuff full. I don't remember what the final count was, but it was between 15-20 bags. This coming Saturday we're planning to do the back yard, so send your kids on over.