Tony’s home for the holidays. This year, he’s in California. Next year, who knows … not even him. He’s been staying with his mom because he has full use of her vehicle, and her’s is newer than mine. I’ve seen him 3 days in a row, now. He appears randomly. I never know when he will show up.
I’d been putting off raking leaves, hoping that some good samaritan would happen buy and do it for me. Guess what – it didn’t happen! I remember having to rake leaves when I was younger. It was kind of fun, though. I had all day to do it, and that’s usually what it took. Also, when I got the leaves piled up, my friends, my dog, and I would play in the leaves, scattering them all around again. That seemed to be a bit counterproductive, but it was fun. Also, my backyard was pretty tiny, smaller than my current front yard, but as a kid, it looked HUGE! I can’t recall ever making Tony or Pedro rake leaves. My fault!
I went outside, started raking, figuring that it might take about an hour to do the front yard. After I got started, I realized that the leaves were pretty deep, not only a single layer. In the end, it took about 2 solid hours to bag up the leaves for the front yard and 15 rather large bags.
During this entire time, Tony never showed up. Think that he has a work proximity detector built-in. He was born with it. He can always sense when there is work to be done and make himself scarce. On the off chance that one might be able to ‘trap’ him, catch him unawares, he usually uses the “I need to go to the bathroom” defense – never to be seen again! LOL
As for the backyard? Let’s call those leaves, mulch – good for the environment. Out of site, out of mind!