It's early in sunny Arizona ... except for those big rain clouds. After my morning coffee, I can muster up enough gumption to do one job that lasts for about an hour. After that, it's just too hot for this girl. I cleaned out the entrance to the downspouts the day before ... now to use the hose with a fire hose nozzle to see if water would go down the spout.
Like the spider that was going UP the spout, I sent the water DOWN, washing out as best I could. The problem lies in the fact that I'm on a steep hill covered with rocks. There's no way to get TO the gutter from the outside. Forethought ... I had no forethought when the cover was built.
At last I had water coming out the bottom of all three. They are still half full of sand. Now soaking wet and covered with dirt, I quit for the day. I'm pretty sure those two trees that caused all the problem (except for the sand of course) will magically disappear to the purring of a chainsaw on a stick.