A post script to to the previous post: Brian and his guys DID come back and pick up the yard debris! At 7 pm they came back after being here in the morning at 8:15. Kudos to those guys!
You can't really see it in its full glory, but you get the idea and tomorrow I'll post a better picture. It's dark and it's still raining.
Which are the two reasons why we're not going to do anything with mulch this until tomorrow. To quote my student's dad Tony, "a redwood tree threw up in [our] driveway."