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Cleaning the Gutters


Just year two in Montana, and I have already developed an aversion to cleaning out the gutters.  I don’t know how the beautiful leaves that fall from our trees turn into that gross brown gunk that lines the gutters. It is a tedious and time consuming task- moving the ladder in three feet increments, trying to hold a bucket and slop the gunk from the gutter into the bucket without getting myself covered, and moving around the entire perimeter of the house.  Coming from Arizona, this chore wasn’t as essential. We have quickly learned hear in Montana that if you don’t stay on top of cleaning your gutters, you soon have a much bigger mess and problem on your hands.  The water is unable to drain, it seeps into your eaves and can damage your home.  Luckily, we have great friends here in town that were quick to remind us of the chore and ensured that we realized the importance of it.

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