I made good on one of today’s resolution… certainly the most labor intensive one: the sweeping/raking of the back yard.
Here’s the last load, the third time I’d filled up this 30-gallon trash can:
That’s a lotta leaves â€” especially when considering that I did it all before five days ago.
One might read this and wonder why I do this somewhat obsessively given the fact that we have gardeners (actually more like an indiscriminate weed-whacking leafblowers) come every two weeks.
And the answer is because they only come every two weeks, whereas the leaves they fall every hour of every day and 10 times as much during the rain.
Plus I’m weird in that I actually like doing stuff like this.
Will Campbell arrived in town via the maternity ward at Good Sam Hospital way back in OneNineSixFour and has never stopped calling Los Angeles home. Presently he lives in Silver Lake with his wife Susan, their cat Rocky, dogs Terra and Hazel, and a red-eared slider turtle named Mater. Blogging since 2001, Will's web endeavors extend back to 1995 with laonstage.com, a comprehensive theater site that was well received but ever-short on capital (or a business model). The pinnacle of his online success (which speaks volumes) arrived in 1997, when much to his surprise, a hobby site he'd built called VisuaL.A. was named "best website" in Los Angeles magazine's annual "Best of L.A." issue. He enjoys experiencing (and writing about) pretty much anything creative, explorational and/or adventurous, loves his ebike, is a better tennis player than he is horr golfer, and a lover of all creatures great and small -- emphasis on "all."
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