Look what just showed up on our front porch courtesy of the Amazon.com delivery fairy:
This particular blower/vacuum is pretty well rated and comes with an option attachment that has an 8-foot long tube and garbage can attachment that takes the leaves (that part hasn't arrived just yet). When I bought, it was on a screaming deal and priced right. As soon as it dries out a bit and warms up, I'll be out in the yard cleaning up. Can't wait to get started.