Husband and I do not like climbing ladders for different reasons. Husband cannot cope with heights and I find the climbing up and down difficult. We had a task ahead of us. We needed to coat the garage gable wall with aquaseal to prevent the driving rain penetrating the single skin (modern building techniques?) of the wall.
Husband brushed the evil smelling liquid into the lower half of the wall and I was assigned to the horrible ladder bit. I managed half way up but then decided downwards was the way to go! We ended up throwing cupfuls of the wall medicine at the gable apex - what a mess!!
Our neighbour (who is very handy with DIY) nearly killed himself laughing. We have been instructed to buy an extendable pole and a suitable roller - why did we not think of that? Because we hate DIY.
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