After finally getting a long over due mammogram and taking my mother to get her groceries, I decided it was time to do what was needed. I borrowed the ladder from my folks and after tossing the broom onto the roof, I climbed up myself. I seriously needed to clean the leaves off the roof. I also needed to see if I could find what hit the roof hard enough to shake the house. Now, I will admit up front, heights make me nervous. I’m okay once I get on the roof, I am not comfortable climbing up and down that ladder. With it being the only way onto and down from the roof, climbing the ladder it was.
I did find the cause of the thud. It was a medium size limb that appeared to have fallen flat and shattered on contact. After checking the roof it appeared that no damage was done which made me feel better. I did not time myself on how long it took me to clean the roof. I was careful to stay as far back from the edge as possible while sweeping and took my time just to be safe. I swept part of the leaves off the back of the house which really scared the cats hanging out in the backyard. I was careful to keep the leaves from the gas pack, furnace/air conditioning unit in the back yard. The rest of the leaves I tried to sweep off as much as possible in one area of the front yard so as to not have leaves nearly knee deep all across the front of my house. Okay, slight exaggeration but still, it was a lot of leaves.
Once the leaves were cleared I took the time to enjoy the view. I do love sitting on the roof and watching the woods out back. I would love to have steps that lead up in the back yard, but there are so many other things more important. While I was up there, I answered a call from my son, I made a call he asked me to, I watched the neighbors slow down as they passed. They’ve seen me on the roof before, and weather and Good Lord willing, I’ll be backup there tomorrow hanging lights.
When I finally set foot to ground I got a call from mom. Dad had managed to get the foot rest on his recliner stuck in the up position. I remembered my son telling me how to get it closed so I walked down and actually managed to get the recliner to close. I then walked their dog, filled the wood box and after cleaning up behind the dog, headed for home.
Just another day. Another normal, business as usual, get the errands and responsibilities done day. I love days like this.