Monday was such a beautiful day that when I got home from work I thought I’d do two of my favorite things and take advantage of the great weather. So, I made my way to the shed and grabbed my leaf blower and a ladder. It was time to blow the leaves from the eaves trough.
We have quite a few branches that hang over our roof, in both the front and back of the house, and two or three times a year I’ll get up on the roof and get rid of those pesky things that make it hard for the water to drain after a good rain.
There are two signs that tell me it’s time to get the ladder out. One of those is when the rain pours over the eaves trough during a hard rain. That’s an obvious one. The next sign is when I start noticing chunks of leaves and mud around the house. That means the birds are up there looking for food and tossing everything out of the eaves trough and on to my lawn and deck. When those two things happen, it’s time to get down to business.
I love my leaf blower and I love being up on the roof on a nice sunny day. Hey, this isn’t work, it’s fun!
The only thing I have to worry about is blowing all of that crap on to my neighbours deck. If that happens I just head over to his backyard and blow his deck clean. It’s all good.
I’ve done it twice already this year and I’ll do it once more in the fall.
Thank God for the leaf blower, a ladder, and a roof! It must be a “guy thing.”