With a yard that has about 70 gazillion trees, you'd think I would have realized how much work fall would be. Fall, good word, that. I knew the leaves would come down, and I was prepared to deal with them. But nobody warned me about all the needles from the evergreens. Ack! I don't think the previous tenants bothered with raking, the needle beds under the branches were pretty thick. So, I've raked. There are piles of needles and/or leaves all over the yard. Thus the injuries to my hands and my arms, not to mention the mysterious pains in muscle groups that I obviously don't use very often. Last night we bought some "lawn and garden" trash bags, supposedly they're stronger. Yeah, sure. Anyway, I filled 15 of them today. I don't think I've made a very big dent either. That jumbo sized purchase of 48 bags might not be enough.
All whining aside, it does feel good to accomplish something for my family. Even if none of them really notice ;)