I have raked and carted leaves from the yard twice this fall. I still have this to deal with. There are six of these austrees on the property. You may look through this one and see two more of them behind it in the lower left corner of the picture.
I am tired. These remaining leaves will probably be lying in the yard come April. The gutters, though will have to be done again. And probably again. Ice dams are no good. You would not believe how long it takes me to climb up and back down four steps on a ladder. Nor how many times the ladder has to be moved to get the job done.
No, I am not whining. I am blessed to have a property and trees to shade it; blessed to be able, albeit slowly, to do the accompanying chores. There are many younger than I who can not do this stuff.
I am blessed to have sustenance for the body; blessed to have shelter and a warm bed at night.
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
Word of the day: ice dam which every Midwesterner knows and fears.