I wasn't getting it done, though I believed I should be able to do it. I thought I could save some money and do the yard cleanup myself instead of hiring my landscaper crew. But I had put it off. Well, I excuse myself -- I've been fairly overwhelmed for awhile. And now a week of commuting and working in the office about did me in, and I realized, if the cleanup was to get done before the next snow storm, I would need help.
I called on Thursday and they came out on Saturday. In about four hours, the place was all cleaned up, perennials cut down, gardens raked and ready for next spring's planting. It's a relief. Tonight a heavy rain is giving us a good soaking--much needed in this warmer than usual winter (so far).
I think Alberto was happy for work in December--normally an idle month for them.