There are certain common roles that perpetuate in our household. I traditionally cook dinner and clean the house, and Matt mows the lawn and takes care of the general outside upkeep.
Since Matt started a new job those roles have been thrown out the window. He travels a bit during the week and works from home the remaining days. On days he is home he can do a few loads of laundry or start dinner before I get home with the kids. Now if I could only train him to fold.......
On my end today I climbed up on the roof to clean out the gutters. Typically, this is my job since Matt is not too keen on high places. I believe the gutters had not been cleaned since last fall so they were pretty gross. With some help from Matt, on solid ground, we removed a sizable branch from an evergreen that was taking some liberties with our roof. Despite the stinky mess in the gutter, once they were empty I found being above street level is quite therapeutic. It provides another vantage point of scenes I stare at everyday. It's also quite hilarious to see the look people's faces when they drive by and see me on the roof.
|My private observation tower|