I know what you mean. I also have a bunch down. Just small stuff, that is what I have kids for. They can pick them up and put them in the fire pit. It is supposed to be nice this week! (in the 50's) I wish all the neighbor's trees would drop their leaves so I can get out there and clean the yard up. But, it never fails, They will come down after the first light snow and I will be out there after Thanksgiving putting up Christmas Lights, raking frozen leaves, and freezing my rear off.