So the head yanking got canceled again, not due to weather but due to transport issues. It's been put off for another week. The day was quite nice, too, so I wouldn't have gotten wet. In lieu of a head yanking, I did some minor tidying of the back yard, annoying a squirrel in the process. He wanted to hunt for his hidden food, while I wanted to get the last of last fall's leaves out of the deeps of the jasmine bushes. Got to make room for the blossoms. There's no telling how early they'll show up this year.