Wednesday, November 16, 2005

How does one climb a ladder?

If anyone has wondered my whereabouts, I've spent the past ten days painting.

In Dallas.

I LOVE painting. I'm no expert at it, but I'm quite neat---for the most part. It's rewarding to see the transformation in the rooms.

The ceilings reach up to the second floor throughout the house. I don't think I've ever been more scared to climb a ladder before. I would dip my brush in the can of paint and climb all the way up the ladder and paint. But after a few strokes, I would need to climb back down to dip my brush back into the paint and climb back up.

Up and down. Up and down. Up and down.

Each time I would step up the rungs, my knees would hit the next rung above it. So I would have to climb the ladder sideways so my knees would extend over to the side of the ladder.

There must be an easier way. But the ladder didn't come with instructions.


Sipsey said...

I am totally coveting that beautiful shiny ladder. Please come paint my house. I'll bake cookies and make iced tea.

Anonymous said...

cheeky monkey says that ladder is TALL. someone owes you big time.

danny said...

Boy that ladder sure looks like it's close to the wall!
Maybe that's why your knees hit the rungs....good thing you didn't fall backwards! You musta got good excercise though.