Of gutters and baby woodchucks.

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Last weekend I was reading on the barn porch, enjoying the view of the neighbor’s farm…

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And of our other neighbor walking by….

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When suddenly my view changed.

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Because the husband decided it was time ( after I bugged him for 7… Yes, 7 years. ) to put up a gutter.

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I’ll spare you the four hour nightmare of angles, cutting, bracketing, ladder placement and yes a good bit of cursing as well…

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And get right to the cute stuff.

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A baby woodchuck.

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Make that two baby woodchucks. It’s summer and the little scampers are peaking out from under the barn. Totally adorable. And much more fun to watch than this…

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Especially since the gutter leaked like Hell the first time it rained.

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30 thoughts on “Of gutters and baby woodchucks.”

      1. I understand. I grew up in the boondocks in the Catskills. It motivated me but I am happy in a busier area. I met my husband, unfortunately, after his service to very interesting places. I did my own service but also worked overseas in Asia, Europe and the Middle East independently. Quiet is good, especially for writers.

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      1. I’m reaching that point. Up till a couple years ago, options for entertainment were important to me. That was already burning out and has been almost killed by my bad knees and the pandemic.

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      2. I’m between Hollywood and The OC. I’m used to knowing I’ll have multiple options to see any concert or show. But also that tix will sell out in minutes. That’s the part of me that has burned out.

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  1. I can hardly wait for chapter two of the leaking gutter chronicles. Will/can hubby fix the leaks? Will hubby fall off the ladder/roof trying to fix the leaks? Will he call in reinforcements? I’ll stay tuned.

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  2. Oh snap…all these comments are about woodchucks and scenery. None are about the leaking gutters. I guess being a guy, that is where the post drew my attention. So is he back up on the ladder trying to find the leaks?

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  3. If only we didn’t have a two story house. Gutter mounting is insane. We called a gutter guy and he charged me an arm and a leg to install 40′ of gutter. It lasted three years and half of it FELL off of the house during a storm. Then I had to pay a guy to pull down the rest of it. UGH! If I really had my act together when I was in my 20’s, I would have bought a cherry picker and not a room full of useless computer equipment.

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