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    Taken from my third floor window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Taken from my third floor window.

    What an absolute fool. One iota of imbalance and he is a dead man.

    I can only imagined if you hollered at him. He would flip his head to the left and then the body will follow and body is the key word because that is what they would find three floors below on the driveway.

    Maybe he has a big insurance policy and wants to leave some funds to his family. Maybe you should have helped him out

    HEY NEIGHBOR.......................................... ......OOPS!

    And to think he has lived this long with all that gray hair Going thru life with luck on his shoulders.


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    What's he doing?? I don't see gutters, Christmas lights or a ladder.

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    Default Re: neighbor making me nervous

    Something tells me he's done that before.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Errickson View Post
    What's he doing?? I don't see gutters, Christmas lights or a ladder.
    It's a kind of internal gutter, which he's partially kneeling in, cleaning out leaves. Bad, leaky design. I've seen him up there crawling along the edge in a downpour, heaving handfuls of leaves down to the yard. The ladder is out of the picture over to the right.
    Tough Philly guy. Great neighbor, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Tough Philly guy. Great neighbor, too.
    I get it... that's just part of the Eagles-fan training program!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Menelly View Post
    ...three floors below on the driveway....
    May not matter that much, but he's only two stories up, even though I took the pic from my third floor. And it's a fairly cushy yard he'd land in...but it's MY YARD!

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    Maybe just me, but I am glad thats not the view from where I live.

    Paul Kondzich
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Kondzich View Post
    Maybe just me, but I am glad thats not the view from where I live.
    looks like he's on a section of the wall that juts out (outjog)

    I've probably done similar things that MAY appear to the UNTRAINED eye as foolish

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    Some old guys don't have a problem with roofs...Hes looks calm... The next time you see him out on the roof like that ask him if he has the time

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    John, you are right to be nervous. I like to see people that maintain their places the way this guy does, but he should have a safety rope. And a leaf blower.

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    Default Re: neighbor making me nervous

    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Taken from my third floor window.
    Yes, thats hard to look at


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    His wife really must be difficult to live with...


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    No sissies on roof.
    Your neighbor is old school. I can tell from white hair and over weight, looks like me a little. Until resent OSHA requirements with safety harness etc., I seldom used safety lines and harnesses and survived 40 yrs on roofs.(remember it is not the fall that hurts it is the sudden stop) You get use to the height and have a sense of where you are.

    Gutter are trauf built into roof. Architect idea to not have gutters seen,other side of coin bad idea on repair and maintenance . Usual copper. Sometimes lead. Seen galvanized in 1940s era due to war.


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    Quote Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
    Taken from my third floor window.
    Is this neighbor doing something wrong?

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    Its not the fall that will get him. Its the impact.

    rick


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    Wow, dudes got huge nads... My 6' ladder wont reach that high..

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