Ian wrote:How many leaves do you have? My yard is covered in trees and they're not that bad. Then again, I have the leaf blower from hell so its sort of fun.
Well, I hadn't cleared anything all fall, with the exception of the landscaping company - they had done them once (not cleared, just blown out of the way) and charged me since they could't mow otherwise (I just have them cut the lawn weekly).
My yards truly had a ton of leaves.
A BIG part of the problem is that the lawn is a bit too high (landscaping company probably should have come one more time this season to cut the lawn) and that the lawn and leaves were still moist from the rain las weekend.
Combine those two and some VERY tall trees, and you can imagine.
The property is 100x125.
I actually borrowed my parents' leaf blower * (12 AMP 122 MPH Craftsman - I know nothing about leaf blowers, so that could be crap, average or good for all I know
), but there were times today when a good old fashioned rake worked better for the afore-mentioned reasons.
* I am thinking of going back to condo living (probably a nice townhome with at least two bedrooms, two baths and a garage) due to:
- being relocated to the center of the state for work starting January
- wanting less maintenance
- the house in some ways being too big for just me (my gf and I have been talking again recently, but nothing is certain. She wishes I would have been like I have been recently while we were dating).
- wanting to get rid of the mortgage and go back to saving more money each month than I am now. I got used to saving a good amount of my after tax salary because my previous place (condo) was paid for and the taxes and maintenance were low.
It is a long story why I moved in the first place........
I haven't made my mind up yet.
The realtor came by about 9 days ago. I should actually be able to make a little after taking into account the commission, money spent on a bunch of renovations and closing costs etc, which isn't bad considering I only closed on the house in June...