Sunday, July 27, 2008

Gutter adventures

We cleaned the gutters out on the house today. It has been long overdue as I don't think it was ever adequately done (read: at all) last fall after the leaves fell. It is a job that I truly despise, for it requires getting on a ladder and sticking my hands in muddy composty crap that is truly disgusting. However, we knew that today it was going to rain at some point and our next shot at it won't be until Heidi gets back from California, so we cleaned them.

It was disgusting. With a capital D.

And at the end of it, I was disgusting. I don't know that I have ever been so sweaty in my entire lifetime. When I went in to take my shower, taking my shirt off was like peeling an exceptionally stinky grape, that's how stuck to me the shirt was (again, sticking to me like clingwrap.)

Here I am, looking exceptionally pleased to be cleaning gutters.

Cleaning the gutters AND bringing sexy back, all at once. I know, I'm such a multitalented individual.

And if the photo is not enough, here's me going on and on about having to the job, with some prompting from Heidi. (it's kinda dark and small because Heidi held the camera the wrong way.)

All in all though, a good Sunday. Believe it or not, getting that job done was completely satisfying.


Anonymous said... gutters here but I usually take a garden hose to them and stand on the roof..little dangerous but quicker so I can go do something i dont hate. See you in August.

Myfizzypop said...

and suddenly the ridiculous management fee i pay for the apartment block services doesn't seem so bad :) Glad you had such a "fun" day!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Dan, Check out this video, you will never need to clean your gutters again.

God said...

Comedy gold! Glad you didn't fall to your death, man!

inkgrrl said...

What happened to rubber gloves? Latex fetish!!

Yeah me either. I'm allergic to latex.