Leaves and wind conspired to randomly decorate my driveway and sidewalk. I'm OK with that most the time, but I sweep them off from time to time. "Sweep", as in a push broom, a 2009 model, cordless, no battery either, it's the silent model, works perfectly by either pushing or pulling. In a few minutes I can do it all.
I'm out there looking at the sky, the trees, wandering around pushing a broom, enjoying the morning. VROOOOM! Down the street a leaf blower screams at a driveway, then across the street a hose trails a guy around as he sprays his drive. If that blower isn't 100 decebels I'd be amazed. After a few minutes I'm done. Blower guy and squirty guy are still at it. I looked at the bushes and waited, it took blower guy as long as it did me. It took squirty guy longer and a few hundred gallons maybe. My electric bill is 100 a month most the time, this month 78, most my neighbors, blower guy for sure, push up against 300 I'm told, and by the way we had a water shortage here this summer. How do they use so much power, leave the fridge door open all the time?
Am I the only guy left who sweeps his sidewalks and driveway?