Monday, 12 September 2011

How to paint the top of the house? Part Two

You're a terrific lot. So many encouraging comments to help Jason's paint brush reach the highest gables. Most of your comments were very funny.

Poor Jason's still wondering how best to paint those gables. It seems he's literally painted himself into a corner in terms of outsourcing this final part. We can't imagine anyone wanting to take on such a small job like this, so that will probably be ruled out at this stage.

Mr Rooney, our travelling builder, offered us some detailed advice via email, which involved fixing a handhold onto the roof studs (something for Jason to hold on to while he paints) and a fall arrest harness. Jason would have to lower himself down from the roof onto a makeshift trestle and plank arrangement on the front window hood.

According to Mr Rooney, Jason would be able to have his three points of contact and then he could paint with his free hand.

I'm not so sure about it though, but Jason's considering it.

I said to Jason:"No way! You're not Batman, y'know...It's not like using a batarang."

And ever since I can't get the theme song nor the climbing up the wall scenes from the camp Batman TV show out of my head.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, na, Batman! Na, na, na, na, na, na...

Holy house-painting, Batman!


  1. Wel whatever he does do have the video camera ready .We will all pay to watch I am sure lol

  2. The powerline. I forgot about the powerline. :(

  3. Nah, I'm getting more of a Tom Cruise Mission Impossible vibe from this one. Or maybe that rockclimbing movie where the lead climber is dangling from the cliff with his father and sister when he has to cut one of the ropes. Then again if both Jason and Mr Rooney are up there with their undies on the outside then it would be very Batmanesque. melx

  4. I'm not sure about the trust-a-rooney idea! Wasn't he the one who didn't hang the chandelier right? Could you trust him to hang a Jason right?

  5. Doubtful that he'd be wearing his undies on the outside. Does he own any?

    You learn a lot about a fella when your working at the bottom of the ladder.

    What has been seen, can't be unseen.

  6. Carol - That was Wazza. I know nothing about his underpants status.


  7. 'Owning' and 'choosing to wear' are two different things Mr Rooney. Just as well you've been spared the gory details!

  8. Mr Rooney! I'm shocked re the underwear or undernotwear.

  9. Power line, harnesses....holy bat paint mr Rooney, I feel nervous. Just tell me when it is all over.

  10. You get so few chances in life to dangle from a rooftop, you might as well seize the moment when it comes. If the harness is secure, it might even be safer than a scaffold.

  11. Hey Nick, I'm going to make Jason wear a cape when he dangles from the roof. xx

  12. I'm subscribing to this and I'll be watching with interest :)


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