Matt and I found a set of scaffolding that meet all our hopes on Craigslist this week, and he picked it up on Thursday and took it to the mountains. Happily, it came with its own trailer, which also carried some long boards we needed on up the hill.
Now, we'll be able to climb higher and work in safety.
PLUS, as an added bonus, Dad and Matt put the first set of steps up on the staircase in the house. Now, you can climb REAL STAIRS all the way to...the landing and turn.
Since we're not working on the house this weekend, I got to do something I haven't done in a long while: visit Julian as a tourist. Some friends came down to visit. Besides checking out Julian, we had a picnic under the big oak tree, and explored the house. Oliver rather liked the stairs to nowhere, and is pictured demonstrating his status as king of the plywood pile.
You can see the trailer of scaffolding just over Colleen's shoulders, too!