By Saimi Bergmann
Oh, stubborness, thy name is male. They won’t ask for directions, won’t read directions, and won’t ask for help.
Thus, we found ourselves in a ridiculous situation that could have ended with us in the hospital… or on Funniest Home Videos.
Here’s what happened. Our RV does not have an attached ladder. On the second day of our trip to see New England fall foliage, a roof vent tore loose, so hubby had to get up onto the roof to repair it. Rather than ASK SOMEONE IN THE CAMPGROUND FOR A LADDER, he decides to build a tower… well, I’ll let the picture tell the story.
The tower wasn’t tall enough, so he added two plastic blocks on top of the stool, then I stood on the picnic table and laced my hands to give him a boost. Still no go because there was no ledge for him to grab. So, rather that ASK SOMEONE IN THE CAMPGROUND FOR A LADDER, hubby ties a rope to a tree on the other side, then throws it over the roof. He climbs back on the leaning tower of blocks, I lace fingers to give him a boost, and he uses the rope to pull himself up. Success!
Well, sort of. The weight on the rope dented the edge of the roof. Sigh. At least hubby was already up there to make the repair.