I went up on the roof on Thursday to check the scuppers. The storm we had last week that filled the hot tub with pine needles (not that that's at all important or even noteworthy on a global scale) also blew millions of pine needles onto the roof. They washed into the gutter at the south end of the roof and clogged the scupper so that the gutter was about to overflow. I cleaned it out. Then I went up to the upper roof (our roofs are basically flat and the roof on the front of the house is couple of feet higher than the roof at the back part of the house). Both of the scuppers up there were clogged, too, and I cleaned them out.
While there I contemplated putting up the Christmas lights and decided it can wait.