My husband had planned on raking the leaves and using his super-powered leaf blower, but was out and about not being able to get home till late afternoon.
I had a bunch of chores to do, but carved out a 1/2 hour to rake. I was going to surprise him and rake the lower part of our yard, but thought to tell him what I was doing. He asked if I'd rake a different area. I was able to rake that area in the 1/2 hour I allotted before getting back to my chores.
He was appreciative of my help and I was glad I could help.