Leaf guards on rain gutters?
As Black T. of Death mentioned on the other thread, one of the least favoritist things is climbing the step ladder, reaching up with gloved hand, and pulling out gobs of sopping wet leaves. If you wait long enough until a slush storm comes along, then one can do this with the icey, muddy from dust, filthy water running down the sleeve of the upraised arm, while face is rapidly switching between upturned and down turned to avoid the storm and splash-over.
I do this every year. I have an enormous globe willow strategically placed so that it sheds leaves in every gutter I own. One year, I pulled off the gutters. I put them back up the next year, as rain water and snow splash stuff up and around on white house walls much more than I had remembered in years past, and icicles form in winter, and break off when one opens and closes doors. I had forgotten.
Has anyone installed those leaf guard thingies that are supposed to put an end to this misery?