For everyone complaining about lack of rain this year, our area has more than made up for it. Since the end of August, we've had 18.6 inches of rain. 14 of the last 16 days in October have rained. Tonight through Friday morning we're supposed to have 1-2" more, with another 1"+ on Sunday-Monday. With the cooler temps (highs in the upper 50's, lows in the lower 40's) the fact that there's been no clear days (always cloudy) and light winds, the ground is absolutely soaked. You walk on it and you can feel yourself sink in. We mowed the senior high last Thursday and it was all mud streaks. I mowed 4 yards today, 1 in sandy soil, 1 with my trimmer, 1 in clay and tore the crap out of it with the ZTR and 1 with the walkbehind. It's to the point now where my buddies and I aren't sure if we're going to be able to do any leaf cleanups this fall, because with the ground being so soft, we're curious to see if we can even run the bagging systems. In 19 years of mowing, I've never seen my area be this wet, this late in the season.