Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Accomplished a "first" today! I removed the extension ladder from the garage, extended it high enough to reach the gutters and cleaned the areas that needed it! Maybe I will stop getting water in the basement when it rains and will not get an ice dam this winter. Doesn't sound like a big deal, but it is to me. In the past, I have paid (or coerced) people to clean the gutters for me or they didn't get cleaned. I could have done that again, but I have a ladder and cleaning the crap out of the gutter and downspout is not rocket science. Whether I could or could not afford to pay someone is not the issue, I do not like to pay people to do what I can do, even if I have never done it before. There is a real sense of accomplishment in tackling a job like that! I even cleaned up the mess.