Well I attempted to rake up the leaves in the front yard today all by myself. Unfortunately, the kids had other plans. For every pile I raked up they were destroying another one which I would just have to rake again. The little boy next door was so adorable I couldn't possibly be mad at him for destroying the same pile over and over and over again. He was just so happy it was contagious. Plus it kept all the kids outside playing for over 3 hours today so I consider that the biggest success of all. I only got 5 bags raked up so according to my calculations from last year that just leaves about 70 more bags to go.