And I swore I’d never rake leaves again

Today, I willingly voluntarily raked leaves.  I raked ALL the leaves in the front yard, and let me tell you – there were a lot of them.  There were so many I wasn’t sure they’d all fit in our yard waste bin.  (Eugene doesn’t do yard bags, and the street leaf pickup doesn’t start for another two weeks.)

This is the bin I planned to fill, sure at the beginning that I would have no trouble:

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Here’s the pile of leaves, mostly raked, which is when I began to worry:

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Here’s the bin, overflowing even after I climbed onto our retaining wall and stepped into the bin to smoosh down all the leaves:

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But the story has a happy ending, since I was able to close the lid:

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Of course, then I found out that our next yard waste pick-up day is the day before the street leaf pick-up day, and I could have saved myself the trouble.

3 Comments

  1. momma betty

    Seeing this post reminded of the big trees in the front yard The Little House on Kenoak. Hoping the landscaper guys are raking, but I bet they’re not. Oh, well. I’m not there to see it.

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