I have a little advice on raking. Clearly, without daylight savings time in effect, it gets much darker, much earlier, especially in Michigan.
Seeing that it wasn't until 6:30p.m. until I was able to start raking, I quickly found myself navigating my yard in the dark. I figured I would finish the back and side yard and save the front yard for Saturday. Of course once I got started, there really wasn't much stopping me; however, while raking in the dark may prove challenging, it is nothing compared to:
Raking in the dark with the rake upside down and the tines facing up!
TGIF, TGIF =) Have a great weekend!