What do I look like to you?
Over the past month we have had a parade of people through here trying to help us jump through our remodeling hoops. We have had the local code enforcement officer and the city assistant fire marshal We have had the state safety permit review officer and the landlord. We have had two carpenters, two contractors, a drywaller, an electrician/plumber, and two fire retardant foam technicians and an architect. They have all wanted to look at what’s above our nine foot suspended ceiling to the original 13 foot tin ceiling above. With one praiseworthy exception they have all looked me square in the eye and asked…
“Do you have a ladder?”
I am a knitter, a crocheter, a spinner, a weaver and a felter. I have and impressive collection of needles and hooks and pattern books. I have a spinning wheel and half a dozen drop spindles. I have an inkle loom and weaving cards. I have wool combs and tapestry needles and even a latching rug hook. I’m a fiber artist. Do I look like I carry around a ladder in my project bag?
So guess what I brought in to the shop today?
It’s a Little Giant (http://www.littlegiantladder.com/) that expands into a 13 foot extension and “can be used safely on stairs, ramps, curbs, docks or other uneven surfaces.” It has “new patented triple-locking hinge” that makes it “sturdier than ever in the extended position.” It “is made of heavy-wall, 6005-T5 aluminum, the very same material used in aerospace construction. So it’s ultra-strong while remaining light and portable.” It is “government-rated to hold up to 300 pounds, but has survived brutal stress testing of up to 1200 pounds with absolutely no structural failure.”
I’ll probably use it to change lightbulbs. Mim xo