Our neighbor covered their swimming pool for few weeks now and look at ours, it's still open and so inviting. I seldom go out the backyard anymore. My husband turns on and off the pump manually so at least twice a day he would go out and brave the freezing outside temperature. I would love to clean the yard but, the cold weather is just so intense for me. The pile of leaves are not that ridiculous though. Last November, we hired a tree-trimming company to cut the hazardous trunks and limbs close to our house. They really did a good job.
For now, I am just waiting for a warm day and clean one section of the backyard each time if I get the chance. How was your New Year celebration by the way?