I invited my friend up to the porch adjacent to the master suite for 4th of July morning coffee.
The deck is shaded in the morning and looks over the wooded yard.
After talking for a few minutes and enjoying our coffees she started cleaning out one of the many rain gutters reachable from the porch.
Since they had not been cleaned since before the oak tree flowers had fallen this spring some of the down spouts were clogged. Handily there was an A-frame ladder already on the porch.
We made a tool from a wire hanger to loosen up the muck.
In the corner gutter by the French doors where there previously had been growing some green plants a little froggie actually had been living. She helped him out of the gutter and off the porch.
My job was to turn the hose on and off as my friend moved from gutter to gutter. Honestly I did not mean for the invitation to turn into a chore but I’m happy the gutters are running freely. I am VERY grateful for the help.
Later in the day we enjoyed snowballs on the same porch which also shades over in the late afternoon.
Do you have a determined friend?