Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You Decide!

Does standing on an aluminum ladder outside today in a cold drizzle in between thunderstorms hacking a quick fix for my loose downspout with-- wait for it-- duct tape-- qualify me for:

1.) A Special Homeowners' Quick Fix Badge


2.) A Darwin Award


Answer in comments.


Anonymous said...

Well, since you're still with us, we'll have to give you an Honorable Mention Darwin. But, I think any inventive use of duct tape deserves some kind of award.

Unknown said...

hmmmm, Duct tape really is awesome...I vote for #1. :) Just be sure to get off the aluminum ladder before you get struck by lightening ok?

Jaelithe said...

Do you suppose the fact that I knew standing on an aluminum ladder in the rain was a dumb thing to do while I was doing it makes me seem smarter, or stupider?

Raquita said...

because you've not been struck I'll go with one - if you get struck I'm switching to 2

Awesome Mom said...

That is a toughie. At least you were not also holding a tall lightening rod.

Anonymous said...

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Kim said...

I'd vote you a dedicated homeowner. I call professionals for my dirty work. :)

Anonymous said...

so aluminum conducts electricity, eh?

Rebecca said...

If I were not very pregnant, I would have been doing the same thing last week.

Scratch that. Had I a ladder and duct tape, I would have been doing the same thing. I had to settle for dumping buckets of rain water every 5-10 minutes.

Ugh, please make it stop raining.

Jaelithe said...

Yes, yes, Rebecca, aluminum does conduct electricity. A fact of which I was well aware the entire time I was standing on the aluminum ladder.

Debbie said...


*whistles awkwardly*

can I just chime in with a rousing "Jaelithe's just fine, now!"