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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!




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Nov. 6th, 2006 08:58 pm (UTC)
~whew!~ Good save!
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!
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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