The leaves are off the trees and most of them have been raked into piles for kids to jump in or have been ground up by the lawnmower to mulch the vegetable garden and flowerbeds.
So now it must be time to get out those books you have been thinking about reading and spend some couch time. Not so fast. You still need to take care of your tools. You know the old adage: if you take care of your tools, they will take care of you.