I enjoy being outside doing yard work with the kids, so I had been the one mostly doing the leaves. It would take me hours, and hours. One Saturday we had so many leaves that I think our land lord must have driven by and seen that we may need some help and planned to come that afternoon. Austin was didn't want him thinking we were total slackers so he got out there early that day with the boys and started raking... only to break it. Our only tool for leaves! Lets just say he was quick to replace it with something else that didn't require so much energy. I want to say maybe he broke it on purpose just so he could get a blower. It is December 8th, and we still have leaves that haven't fallen. And yes... it is December 8th and has not snowed in MICHIGAN!!! CAN'T BELIEVE IT!