I had to buy a ladder today to clean my front gutters.
Apparently a 16' ladder is adequate, but i should have sprung for the 20'.
Picking wet, heavy leaves out of your gutters is not as much fun as it sounds. It doesn't help that while you are perched upon said ladder you are convinced that the next scoop will be the scoop that topples you off the ladder.
I survived, and my gutters are clean.
Take that front trees!
I also installed two emergency overflow pipes; one on my water heater and one on my hopefully-not-going-to-turn-this-on-at-all boiler.
Now to relax, and muster up the will to rake my front yard, again.