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Hookin' ladder.

About three or four times a year, my wife and I climb up on the roof of our house to blow off the leaves and pine needles that have accumulated, and as long as we're up there, clean our skylights. I usually place the ladder and go up first, blowing off debris while she rakes and cleans below. Then she joins me with a garden hose and cleaning supplies for the skylights and we work as a team.

The last time we were up there, the hose tangled with the ladder and sent it to the ground. The skylights were sealed, we had no cell phone and there were no neighbors within earshot. I had an idea: Lasso the ladder with the hose and pull it up! After several unsuccessful attempts, I hooked one of the ladder rungs with the handle of the hose sprayer and was able to gently pull the ladder back safely. We still work as a team, but from now on. it's one up and one down!

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Title Annotation:Great GOOFS
Author:Brown, Dan; Hogan, Kellie
Publication:The Family Handyman
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Oct 1, 2014
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