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1/14/18 7:47 A

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I hire someone to mow the grass and edge around the landscaping.

The raking, weeding, trimming and everything else associated with keeping up the yard is done by me. As a widow, I chose plants that are easy to take care of so I do not have a lot of trimming to do.

Two of the trees in my yard shed in the fall, eliminating a lot of raking. I enjoy the extra exercise and watching the plants bloom during the different seasons of the year. One of these days I will have to make other arrangements.

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1/13/18 12:38 A

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Our yard is landscaped with plants, large stones and landscape stones. We have a landscaper take care of it about 3 times a year and it includes blowing the leaves and other debris and hauling it away. This is normal in our community, we are required to be weed free and plants trimmed.

I thought DH and I could do it but realized soon it was too much for us because the plants grow so fast and need heavy trimming and I now plant special beds for myself and let the landscapers do the rest.

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1/12/18 11:46 P

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I do the leaves unless I get help from a volunteer group. Then I do what is left. Usually my neighbor does the snow before I even get a chance to get outside. During the summer I mow out back over 3 days cause I can't manage the entire yard in one day. My neighbor will usually do the front every other week or so if it is growing.



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Generally my sons, daughters, or myself. We try not to let Hubby do it, because, with a bad back, one fall would lay him up for days.
Sometimes the neighbor guy does it with his blower.
Sometimes we just let it go. Snow is easier to walk on than ICE!

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1/12/18 8:26 P

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Thankfully I don't have to deal with snow plus I now live in a apartment

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1/12/18 6:14 P

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Since we got a snow blower last winter my husband does most of the time but I do help. It is great exercise!




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1/12/18 5:28 P

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When I was a single mother I did the raking and shoveling. When Hubby and I married we shared the chores. There was plenty for two people to do. After we moved to Oregon Hubby wanted to do the outside work and I stayed out of his way. Then when his cancer started to take his energy the outdoor chores transferred to me. Oh, and I continued all the indoor ones too. Most of the time I don't mind. Being outside and raking leaves provides me with good exercise. We very seldom get snow and it's usually not enough to shovel. Give it a day or two and the temperatures melt it or else it turns to rain and washes away.

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1/12/18 5:17 P

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my ds and I do it.

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1/12/18 4:50 P

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DH does most of the snow removal with the snow blower. I shovel off the porch and around my car.

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1/12/18 4:07 P

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I don't get snow and I don't rake leaves. They get run over by the mower when we mow the grass. There are normally 3 months a year the grass isn't mowed at least once a month

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That is one good thing about living in an apartment - the landlord does the shoveling & raking.

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Who cleans off the snow at your house? You, someone else in your house, a neighbor or someone you pay to do it?

For those of you who donít get snow, who rakes the leaves at your house?




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