Originally uploaded by Allen Gathman.
Finally had to get out the giant (32-foot) extension ladder and clean the gutters this morning. Every time it takes me longer. It’s not the climbing the ladder, it’s the carrying it and especially the standing it up and maneuvering it into position. I think I’d better get new gutters with the covers on them so that I don’t have to do this. Before the house rots away.
I did discover a convenient use for the Iphone, though — while I was up there I had the ladder next to a corner, but I couldn’t see around the corner to tell if the gutter was blocked. I was able to hold the phone out and take a picture, and then look at it. It wasn’t blocked enough to make it worth hauling the ladder around the corner. Yay!
I still have to do the east side of the house, but that’s easier — pretty much a straight shot, so I just put the ladder up once and then slide it. I’m waiting till afternoon when the sun is on the other side, though.