Be Leave It Or Not

Today was the first official day of raking leaves in the new house. Yesterday, in one day it seems, all the leaves from our front two maple trees fell off, finally. The leaves were almost up to our knees, they were so thick. The driveway was completely covered with leaves.

This morning, Robert and I raked leaves and shoved them into lawn bags. We filled up 7 lawn bags (a town rule that you have to put them in the yard waste bags – no leaf burning allowed here) and we still have 5 piles of leaves to load up – but we ran out of the bags, sadly. Our neighbor took a shortcut and just mowed his leaves instead of raking them. But we did it the old-fashioned way, rocked it old-school with rakes.

It’s cold enough now for mittens outside.