I love the fall season and everything it brings.  Football, hunting, Halloween and yes, the beautiful fall colors.  Unfortunately, in the middle of all of the fun, I have to find time to pick up the beautiful colors as they fall and carpet my lawn.

I'm prepared this year.  My wife Lori and I thought a new leaf hauler would be a good idea.  We found it at the end of July.  It's a beautiful red, 2006 Chevy Silverado extended cab pickup.  It has room for more leaves than my 1999 Blazer which had 200,000 miles on it when it died.

Oh sure.  The pickup takes me to work and I can also haul more of my mobile dj equipment in it and take Lori and I where we need to go.  That aside, I love my new leaf hauler!

We need it, because with all the trees, we figure we take out around 30 bags of leaves each fall.  I also, have the accessories I need to move these leaves.  3 rakes, a Toro leaf blower/vacuum and a couple dozen paper lawn bags.

The trees seem to empty in waves.  Some stay greener longer while the others have already fallen on our front and back yards.  There will be more waiting for me by next weekend.  I take so many leaves to the drop off site, that the guys working there know me by name by the end of the season.

It's great to have 2 leaf drop off locations.  They're open Monday through Saturday from 9am to 5pm and on Sundays from noon to 5pm.  One on the east side on East Chambers Street by the Household Hazardous Waste Facility and the other on the west side on North Lyon Boulevard west of the Fairgrounds.  It costs $2 a load, whether your leaf hauler is a car, pickup, full-size van or 2 wheel trailer.  I'll be there again over my noon hour.