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Sweeping the Chimney - 24 Nov 2010
  Part of trying to live self reliantly is having a go at things you would normally leave to experts, or in the case of sweeping the chimney someone who knows what they are doing. Not me though! Sweeping a chimney how hard can it be?

the way up to my roof

I have jumped out of planes at 3000 feet and 12000 feet, I have freefall parachuted for 60 seconds. I have abseiled down sheer rock faces and enjoy climbing up them. Walking up a 30 year old roof some 5 metres from the ground though adds a new angle to vertigo. It is not the height, more it is my 85kg of mass pushing down on an old roof!

A view from the top

For the last two years I have bought Osman (52kgs) a couple of beers for the privilege of climbing on my roof to sweep the chimney, unfortunately this year he is away working in Germany and rather than look like a big girls blouse have decided to do it myself.

Another  view from the top

Needless to say I am still in one piece otherwise I would not be writing this now!

Infact as soon as I realized the roof was not going to cave in decided to take my camera up with a coffee and sat down on the chimney to enjoy the view. My neighbours no longer think of me as a big girls blouse but a bit mental. 'Why were you sitting on your chimney with a coffee taking pictures ? You nutter!'

Another view from the top


Welcome to the 'Gud' Life, the home of self Reliant living on the internet. If you are interested in becoming more self reliant, or thinking of selling up and doing it for real you will find all you need to know right here. Written by someone who has done just that. Learn from my many mistakes

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Dear All, the information on this website is given as is, I am not a solicitor, and believe the world would be a better place without them. If you follow the advice on this site, and use your common sense you will not come to any harm. I cannot and will not guarantee any of the information here, it is just based on my experience, and I am always willing to learn. Life after all is a learning experience. If you know of better or improved techniques please share them and I will update the site as neccessary. Enjoy and be happy. TGL 

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