I also know that the squirrels will be greatly distressed when I finally do remove the leaves, as they've been stashing some of their store of nuts under them. They'll have a busy day collecting those nuts and re-concealing them when I do get around to raking. But I think I'll wait until the day before the next rain is forecast. I don't want to have to rake smelly, rotting, wet leaves, but I would like to put the raking off as long as possible.
Oh, the head yanking went well again. With care, I ought to have a couple of good weeks before my neck starts feeling put upon again. It would be longer if my head weighed less, I suppose, but I'm not anxious to have my brain shrink. I've forgotten enough stuff as is.