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Drimble asks: When was it last brought home to you just how old you're getting? We last asked this in 2004, and you're eight years older now. Eight. Years.

(, Thu 7 Jun 2012, 13:24)
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We are about to have some heavy weather
our way.
In my yoof I used to be in the SES. Up on roofs covering holes with tarps in the middle of the night during thunderstorms and all that.
Fuck that - don't think there'd be many gables or joists that'd hold me these days. I'll keep my volunteering to coaching my daughters soccer team and the school P&C thank you very much.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:16, 7 replies)
Good luck mate ...
and yes, the mad arse SESing is best left to the young and hardy.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:17, closed)
Everythings battened down at work & home.
Got torches and radio, probably turn off all the electrical appliances just in case.
Survey the damage tomorrow I guess - personally I think it's going to be a bit of a fizzog, least that's what I'm hoping.
EDIT: But like Baden-Powell said - "fuck a boy". No.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 8:30, closed)
Probably not just a weight issue.
When I finished secondary school, I worked for a summer with a roofing company. I would run up and down ladders with 50lb lumps of lead on my shoulders, walk along parapets with a 60 foot drop on one side, without blinking.

Last year I had to clean my gutters, and found climbing up 20' on a ladder was distinctly uncomfortable.

Seems almost 30 years changes your attitudes.

Good luck anyway, hope you survive the storm.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 10:56, closed)
Heights never really worried me.
Then I took apart our gazebo with the neighbor. Standing on a joist that really should've held me but didn't - resulting in a very stretched leg and sore "groin". Thankfully.
Since then I've been a little more wary - 'frinstance, I won't get up on the roof at work to clean gutters.
Not cause I'm a wuss but because I'm supposed to have "height-training", which I've done in the past but this company doesn't recognise that qualification.
No way am I at 39, fat & bald getting up on a roof without insurance.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 11:48, closed)
he said "be prepared......to fuck a boy"
Often mis-quoted.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 10:57, closed)

Yeah, there are red bits appearing on the radar now.

I said to the other half that I was going to move the boat out of range of a nearby tree & she told me
I'm over-reacting. Which is best - being right for once, or keeping the boat in one piece?
It's a Toughie!
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 12:22, closed)
Getting blowy as I type.
@ least I know the sprog's trampoline doesn't have far to travel (next to the fence).
Good luck.
(, Tue 12 Jun 2012, 13:00, closed)

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