Remember a while back I told you about my carpenter bees? Well, the "bee control people", while they were up on the roof, informed me that my gutters were really gunky and should probably be cleaned out. So being the independent person I am, I thought I'd have a look. I also thought I could take a hose and swish out all that gunk myself.
So I take a ladder and plant it firmly in the flower bed. (yeah yeah, shaddup). That's where the spout was that I needed to blast the water down! I climb the ladder with the hose over my shoulder. I take a look in the gutter and see that yes indeed, they certainly were gunky! I shoot the hose down the spout thinking that everything will now just flow out. Easy, right? Wrong!
But what do I know? I've never done this in my life. And of course, I don't ask advice or even look it up on the internet as to how to go about this. Ok, so now I think I better call the professionals in. I conceded that I can't handle this one and start to descend the ladder (the one I had firmly planted in the flower bed). The ladder starts to tilt to the right. Uh oh. I throw the hose down and think quickly! slowly tilting.....Shit! I get down to the third rung from the bottom and jump! It was a wide jump too because I didn't want to land in the flower bed and ruin the flowers so I tried to jump over them. I tripped over the edge of the flower bed and did a slow roll into the bushes. I banged up my knee a little, but I don't think there's any major damage.
How do I feel about all this? I feel like a dope and now know that I should probably call the professionals first!
And how was your day?