Originally Posted by 2airishuman
anyone approaching 70 might wanna pay a youngster to climb on the roof.
Not so decrepit as you might imagine, I can still do a few things. I plan on training my young trophy wife to climb up on the roof and do the work up there while I direct her from my combination rocker/wheel chair while I sip gin and tonics. I figure the training (i.e., convincing) time will be about 20 years. If that doesn't work, it'll be time for a cherry picker.
I have household extension ladders including an ancient one made of wood that are good for roof climbing, but for travel I want something for those (hopefully) rare times when I have to fix a leak or something else on the roof. I did hire a youngster last spring when I had a leak (different from "had to take a…") at a tire shop in Minnesota—he had ladder and caulking gun and did a good job for $20 (I got the caulk). If it were an RV shop, it probably would have cost $40.
One other matter—compare "hex's" writing style with 2air's. Could "hex" have transmogrified into 2air'?