Originally Posted By: bnelson
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Second inspection today went brilliantly. No spectators, just me and a brand new duplex overlooking the bay, 68 degrees F and not a cloud in the sky. Too perfect, I was beginning to think, as I hoisted myself up onto the 10/12 roof three stories up. Whoa. Dormers here and there, odd angles there and here – I was climbing around like a monkey, staring in the neighbors windows (inadvertently, of course.) Then I had to make a long stretching move to get to a lower roof level… probably 5.10b in the rock-climbing realms. When “rrrrriiippp!” Crotch seam went a good 12 inches! Hey, it got mighty drafty in there! Holy Moly, those neighbors are laughing!!!
I made my way tight-legged back toward the ladder, down onto terra firma, then into my (remembered) coveralls for the remainder.
Lesson learned: Always have a change of clothes in the kit! And look into spandex!