February 18, 2007

Gratuitous Topmast Posting

I may have mentioned before how deathly afraid of heights I am. So it was with considerable trepidation that I faced painting the stairway today:


Believe it or not, I actually had to spend a couple minutes nerving myself to climb the ladder at first. What finally helped me screw my courage to the sticking-place? The thought of being able to post a pic of the view from up there to illustrate this post:



In case you're wondering, I managed to stand it long enough to get at the corners with a brush. I'll be able to finish up the rest with a roller on a pole.

Posted by Robert at February 18, 2007 12:57 PM | TrackBack

Yay for courage. But, is it my imagination, or are you painting the walls wearing slacks and a white longsleeved shirt?

What next, tuxedos as the required wear for changing the oil in your car?

Posted by: owlish at February 18, 2007 05:49 PM

Heh. I used to wear tails until the Woodchipper Incident.

Yes, that is an old pair of Jos. Banks khakis. Fortunately, I don't outgrow clothes, I just outlast them. Although it doesn't show in the pic, these are well past mark of mouth.

Until recently, I did have a pair of work jeans. They gradually started developing holes in the knees and elsewhere. The decay progressed so that at first I couldn't wear them in public. Then I couldn't wear them outside. Then I couldn't wear them in front of the children. That's when they had to go.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at February 19, 2007 08:10 AM

Whoops - checked the tag and this pair of pants is actually Brooks Brothers, not Banks.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at February 19, 2007 09:18 AM