We have been inundated with leaves in the yard – so much so that they have been a foot deep at times, before we get the chance to rake them. One cool thing about living in town ( that I will hopefully miss someday – living in the country ) is leaf-sucker-Monday. Every Monday guys come around with a huge vacuum-type machine and suck up all of the leaves that residents have raked to the edge of the road in piles. Cool.