This one's on the house
A couple of shingles had come loose on a particularly steep portion of our roof. Due to the incline, Hubster wasn't able to get to it, so it fell to me. Since actually falling wasn't on my list of to-dos for today, he fashioned up a Mission Impossible-like harness with some black rope so I could shimmy down and hammer those suckers back in.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it (which you have to, even if you don't want to)...
This is all that kept me from sliding down to an ER trip!
If you let go, I'm going to be really annoyed...
It was a little terrifying, but I did it! Whoo hoo! Victory is mine!
Screw that fall-backwards-and-catch-me test! If you really want to gauge your level of trust, fix the roof with your significant other!
I also changed out a light bulb in one of our ceiling fixtures and pruned a tall, half-dead tree on our front sidewalk, all the way up to the tips. Man, that ladder got a workout today!
Sadly, today's highs were brought to a crushing low about an hour ago. I was on the cuffs of my Dragonslayer socks and tried one of them on to see how the cuff pattern would look on. Can you guess what happened?
That's right! The &*%$ing legs won't go over my heel. GAAAH! I was *this* close to finishing! Double GAAAH!
So, now I have to frog back five 14-row repeats -- on each sock -- and either re-knit the legs on larger needles, or increase the number of stitches on the back (I can't increase on the front, since the pattern carries through from the foot and instep).
Crap on a stick.