Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper

Ouch! (Financial Only)

I was replacing a light bulb in the fixture at the top of the stairs earlier this week, both of them finally having decided to give up the ghost, when I took a good look at the top of the venerable 2-step aluminum ladder that I was using. I did not in the least like the look of the top step -- which I had no intention of setting foot on! -- which had a tear in the aluminum on one side.

I went ahead and replaced the bulbs and set out upon a plan to replace the ladder. I looked at Home Depot today and discovered that I could get a relatively inexpensive ladder that was not actually rated to support my weight. It probably would...

I have now purchased an annoyingly expensive 2-step fiberglass ladder that is rated to hold me. The only thing more annoyingly expensive than this ladder would be the injury from a fall resulting from buying a ladder that came apart underneath me.
Tags: home, musings

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