The bottom picture is from a roof and gutter job done last week. The weather was lovely. -bright blue skies with fluffy white clouds & a balmy 67F/19C degrees.
I did not climb the roof, but instead stayed on the ground in order to corral the mass of pine needles and eucalyptus leaves my colleague had blown down. We collected at least 8 tall bin bags of plant debris. I should also note that this client is a regular and has his gutters & roof cleaned annually. Imagine if he did not!
Speaking of cleaning, we were doing a job down near the Stanford campus the other day & the lady of house approaches me to tell me that the cleaners are arriving soon (and how much longer would I be upstairs?). I told her that I would be finished in about 30 minutes. "Great. You can just work around each other;" she said as her hand sort of made a circular motion in the air. When clients say that, what they mean is: The cleaners will do their job and you will accommodate them. I tried to move out of the women's way as they vacuumed and dusted around where I was set up at a series of windows along the wall of the open-floor-plan living/dining area. I needed to go outside for a moment, and upon return, I sort of had to hopscotch my way back to the windows as most of the floor from the front door onward had just been mopped. This happens regularly when "working around" cleaners unless the house is MASSIVE and we disparate bands of workers are rooms away from one another. I get why clients do this; they don't want workers in their home nearly every darn day of the week. Neither would I, I suppose. -better to get home and window cleaning (and electrical and landscaping jobs and lord knows what all else) over with in one day, if possible. It can feel especially uncomfortable, though, to have to work with strangers in the same room as we are still grappling with Covid. I wear a mask when others are present, but my glasses fog up quite quickly thus making it kind of hard to see what I'm doing.