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yard work

On a lighter note:

Whew, just finished:

. Picking up branches and tossing them into a collection bag.
. Sweeping the front & rear patios, sidewalks (including neighbors'), and front yard into the street for the city's sweeper-trucks to clean up.
. Clearing the gutters. Yes, even the one on the second floor overlooking the concrete back patio. I had one "exciting" moment when I slipped a little and the gutter-scoop went flying when I had to put both hands down firmly on the roof to keep from falling onto said concrete patio.
. Straightening and re-fastening the front gutter with mondo-screws to prevent another winter of water spilling over onto the front brick patio and turning into Death Ice right by the front door.

Now, off to shower and work!

Best,
Chris

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archway
Nov. 6th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
~whew!~ Good save!
pointoforigin
Nov. 7th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
Fergodssake be careful up there!! My uncle died from falling off a ladder, and I know way too many others who've had NDE's from a sudden and unexpected descent. Avert avert avert!
mckitterick
Nov. 7th, 2006 06:01 am (UTC)
I'm very careful, but shingles can be kinda slippery when the gravel starts coming loose. We need a good rain to clean 'em off. I'm thinking about installing a big eye-bolt in the roof so I can tie myself down as a safety precaution.
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