Thursday, June 23, 2016

thought for the day

Thought for the day --

How do they clean the gutters on the top level of those three story McMansions?  That is a whole niche of a business.  You would have to have a crane, except you couldn't get it into the back or even side yard because oddly they are packed pretty close together...go figure!
Or do they just let guk pile up in there (and those stuffed gutter things only work so well) until they start to rot the roof and then they tear the whole thing down and start all over ?

Just thinking.

And to add to that: I just read that - Sylvia Plath and Virginia Woolf were more than probably bipolar - not bad company :)


  1. A good question. I need someone to clean my gutters. They are too high for comfort!

  2. Yes, most gutters are, unless you have lots of guts and can get up that high to do them..pun intended :)

    But don't you dare do it yourself, Birdie! That's all you would need...a broken guttering leg!

  3. Oh, don't get me started on the McMansion thing. :(

  4. I think of you every time I see one of them.
    I hope it's not blocking your sunlight? Take a picture of it, I want to see what a behemoth it is!

  5. Plath was certainly bipolar. I don't know Woolf. I am designing my next London bicycle diary around the routes Mrs Dalloway walked int the novel. But I have to read the whole thing first properly. So far I have read only excerpts here and there.

    Greetings from London.

  6. I wonder how they can afford to keep those big houses cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

  7. CIL,
    I haven't read enough Woolf to really know all that much about her. But I did read an account of her life by her sister? No, Sackville? maybe. So interesting.
    But Plath, yes I am sure of that too. I really like her, the crazy girl, makes me feel that my kind of living hasn't been so strange after all. But the ending for both, so sad.
    I love the way you make your bike trips so interesting all the time instead of just riding in circles.

  8. Collette,
    I've always wondered the same thing!! Do they shut parts of the house off and only life in a couple of rooms like Versailles or do they waste those massive amounts of resources?? Somehow I think it's the second, not the first.

  9. No the McMansion behind my house is too far away to block the sun, but it does ruin the sightlines, if you know what I mean. They're an eyesore in our neighborhood which is otherwise delightful, filled with small California bungalows and Spanish style houses. Ugh all around.

  10. I know your neighborhood. Or close to it. I used to (1971 - before you were born) live in that same area. About 3 blocks off Wilshire...if you went up there and turned to the left, I think there was a night club there. It could be gone by now, of course. I saw George Burns fall down the stairs right in front of me..!
    I lived in one of those bungalows, two story with a covered front porch. So sweet.