To all my neighbors:
Please accept my deepest apoligies. I know that the wind is blowing the leaves off of my yard and onto yours. In fact, it's been so windy, you folks are collecting more leaves than I am. I deeply appreciate your efforts to rake the leaves. Especially since you have few trees of your own.
Look, this will be a week of early mornings and late nights. For the next four days, I will leave the house before you are awake and I won't be home until after you are all asleep. But come Saturday, I will take care of whatever leaves are left on my yard. And I promise to do that before I head to the gun range to unwind.
Unless, of course, it rains again.