I ended up using the new mulching blades, with a home-made block-off plate, to start the yard. Then I converted over to the CR, (imitation) to pick up more, and tried finishing a nasty pile of leaves, that wasn't the hot ticket. Ended up raking the final piles to the side and out of the way in the back lot, where they will begin composting.
Once I figure how to up-load pics to my desk-top with another digital camera I was supplied with, I'll post some pics.