Electric leaf blowers blasting my serenity. Get a rake.
There should be an open season on people who use electric leaf blowers in the USA. Imagine the sound of a hair drier times one hundred. This is my last day at my campsite because it closes for the season tomorrow. The day is sunny, cool and clear, a near-perfect experience except for the guy across the way with the leaf blower. The whining noise put out by these devices is enough to drive you up the wall and back down again.
If you are one of those people chasing a single leaf across your pock-marked driveway just consider for a moment that your neighbors are contemplating your end of days.
They still make rakes, give it a shot.
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