Time it would take to rake all the leaves at Chateau Cookie: 2 days
Price of gas to drive to Sears: $2.27
Price of leaf blower: $39.99 plus tax
Look on your husband's face when he realizes that a pea shooter would be more effective: one and a half hours of glares at the back of your head.
Tone of your husband's voice when you ask if he is mad because you wouldn't let him get the real leaf blower that can also julienne carrots, after telling him that we weren't in the landscaping business so why the hell would we need a leaf blower that could blow our leaves to South Carolina: angry.
Look on your husband's face when he realizes that once again you failed to read the instruction manual and when you went to turn the thing off after one and a half hours (at 80% completion) just to get something in the house, the power button wasn't actually just a power button but also a Low/High button and you have had it on low for the entire one and a half hours: PRICELESS.