to clean my gutters. OK, not really but a guy came by and offered to clean them for 75.00. Seeing as my deductible for a hospital stay is more than that, I said sure. This guy got the the roof, which is 3 stories up in some areas and at about a 45 degree angle, and blew the gutters out with a backpack leaf blower and no ropes or anything. I was amazed...the house is average size and he finished in less then a hour. Human ingenuity at its best.