Last week I wrote a post that was ultimately about my walk behind leaf blower. Today, I used it. In a word, WOW! I was stunned by how much easier my job of clearing my leaves became after that new leaf blower. This is 100% a time saver. After last year, I had enough of clearing the leaves. I spent too much time last fall on it. This year, with this new toy, I won’t.
In the video you see a lot of leaves. That’s not. The tree above that spot alone has lost I would estimate 5% to 10% of its leaves. It usually quite deep on the edges of my yard.
I think the lesson here is that you need the right tool for the job. In the case of my yard, the right tool is this. On a philosophical level, one has to think that studying finance is the right tool for life. I do not suggest that everyone get a degree in finance, but I will be sure to share with my son the lessons that I have learned about saving for the future. It’s not enough to learn to save or to be wise with your money. Those to lessons I got from my parents. The question is why. I never really got that, and I think that is why I failed to follow that advice when I was in my 20s. Now I don’t want to make it sound like I am blaming my parents, I’m not. Sometimes, people can miss a message in spite of the best intention of those trying to teach them.
Anyway, this thing was great. I cleared my yard in maybe 30 minutes for a yard about half an acre or so. It probably would be only that long with a lot more leaves. That is something I will know in the next few weeks.