I had a volunteer event - Love Letters. This is my normal monthly event where we make cards for terminally ill children across the U.S., three kids a month. I expected a crowd of 50, though only about 30 showed up, which is fine...though it's a pain to set up and bring enough supplies for 50 when they don't all show. Regardless, I appreciate the 30 people who did show up because we got a lot of cards made, and it was nice of them to show on such a beautiful day...the weather was great!
So great in fact that I couldn't resist the urge to get the gutters cleaned.
Do I look up a handymans number and see if they are free?
Pay for a special landscaping company to come out?
Hire a local boy?
Oh no......I stop by the store and buy a ladder (the Hercules Pro, which I highly recommend as one of the greatest ladders EVER....is it wrong to love a ladder? Well if so, then I don't want to be right). And then I very nervously climb up the ladder and find that the gutters are packed and the water and icky dirty leaves in there smell like rotten eggs. Ew...and I have to reach my gloved hand into it and pull stuff out? Ew. There should be a tool for this. Or a magic wand. Oh, and cleaning gutters---is hard work!!!
I did enlist the help of little Andrew to climb up on the roof and get some of the pine needles swept down, and he cleaned the section of the gutter that isn't easily accessible. Yay for teenagers who help without being threatened first!
Today was bingo day with Nancy, no winnings, but hours of fun anyway.
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