About all I did yesterday was cook breakfast. Well, that and laundry. And run the dishwasher -- "background" tasks.
Saturday, I cleaned the gutters. This requires a lot of ladder-moving. I used to climb up and do them from above, but the steep pitch of Roseholme Cottage's roof has always made that chancy; as the years go on and my balance has become worse (especially once the leaf-litter from the gutters starts getting my allergies riled up!), it's a better idea to do all the work from a ladder instead of leaning over the edge of the roof.
It's a lot of work and after circumnavigating the house Saturday, followed by a little raking and stacking up fallen wood, I remarked to Tamara (herself busy mowing the yard) that there was probably going to be a price to be paid.
There was. Sunday, I slopped around the house in nightgown and robe, doing small tasks and resting a lot. Still -- I got nearly all my laundry done!
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