The building of our new pergola in the back garden has taken out of me far more than I thought. Including writing time! I've spent literally dozens of hours painting and with Eivind studying for his command on the 737 there's been no one to help. He did hold the 10ft ladder, though, when I had to paint the highest reaches. The girls would hold it for about ten seconds and when I peered down into the misty gloom all those seemingly half a dozen metres below there'd be no one there!
Still, it's better than Eivind being up a ladder since falling off one six years ago was how he broke his back. It's only recently that he has more pain-free days than the other way round. Losing 23kg helped. My hubby look pretty tremendous these days!