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Reflection on a cul-de-sac

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That was the buyer. She was standing there looking up the street like that for a minute or more. I thought it was interesting that I came upon a reflection of her, 'reflecting on the cul-de-sac'.

I sometimes find mundane things interesting.

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It wasn't all that high, but I did have to fully extend my 26' Little Giant (thankfully, no wind).

I took the picture looking into the arch window. You can see the reflections of the foyer chandelier and stairs on the left, beyond the image of my ladder.

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I'd have used my 13' LG knockoff to get to the lower roof and would have climbed up to the upper roof from there.

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Mike

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Did you see the pitch of that lower roof? I wouldn't think of walking it, let alone pulling a ladder up onto it. Actually, if you could get to the ridge of that lower roof, you could probably get up onto the upper roof without a ladder.

I routinely pull a smaller Little Giant up onto lower roofs to get to upper ones - as long as the pitch is reasonable.

Twice this week, I fully extended the big LG, but didn't use it. Both times it was against a chimney that was not much more wide than the ladder. Both times I got 3/4 of the way up, but backed down, saying to myself this is crazy ..... why am I even trying to do this.

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Did you see the pitch of that lower roof? I wouldn't think of walking it, let alone pulling a ladder up onto it. Actually, if you could get to the ridge of that lower roof, you could probably get up onto the upper roof without a ladder.

I routinely pull a smaller Little Giant up onto lower roofs to get to upper ones - as long as the pitch is reasonable.

Twice this week, I fully extended the big LG, but didn't use it. Both times it was against a chimney that was not much more wide than the ladder. Both times I got 3/4 of the way up, but backed down, saying to myself this is crazy ..... why am I even trying to do this.

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To each his own; I don't see anything difficult about either scenario, but that might just be me. You have to remember that I was put to work by my old man before I was 12 and that work included both silos and roofs with similar pitches.

ONE TEAM - ONE FIGHT!!!

Mike

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