Even little Pebbles was wondering where the h3ll all this stuff came from. "But Dad....didn't you and Mom have this all cleaned up?".....
They raked and blew the leaves into piles, bagged them, hauled the bags out, and even mowed for us.
Front AND back yards, very nicely cleaned, mowed, and raked, and about twenty five bags hauled away.
All for $100.
Probably would have been more, but his mower mulches as it mows, so the volume of stuff collected is less than I expected.
Considering the trash service we use charges $3.50 per bag, we would have paid $87.50 for just the 25 bags, so $100 for the whole enchilada is money quite well-spent.
I've had these large binoculars for about 8 years, and finally got around to setting them up and using them.
They're "100 x 22", which means they have 100mm (~4") objective lenses, and they have a magnification of 22 times.
I bought these from Big Binoculars, which is now Oberwerk, the name brand of these. This particular model is no longer listed, being replaced with a 100 x 25 model.
They're made in China (duh....), supposedly in the same factory that makes the military optics for the ChiCom military.
They're of "good" optical quality, but not particularly user-friendly. I set them up to look at the Moon, and even with my tripod legs fully extended, and the center post of the tripod fully raised, I still had to bend down to look into the eye pieces, which made getting them adjusted properly a chore.
With this tripod, they'd be great for terrestrial use, but I'd need to shorten the tripod and use a chair for astronomical use.
So, they went back in their box for future use.