The Toyota Corolla is highly prized by contractors for its large payload capacity coupled with fuel economy.
I saved $20 and quite a bit of time by using my own car to return the ladder to Home Depot rather than renting one of their trucks. After I took this picture, I tied a piece of fabric to the end of the ladder to make it more visible.
A week’s ladder rental is far too expensive, about 60% of the purchase price. The ridiculous thing is that their price table include a monthly rental rate that is far more than the purchase price! Seems unethical to me.
Oh, well. I’m just glad to have most of the high parts painted. I still have the side of the middle dormer to do; there was no safe way to reach it because the porch roof is in the way. When I tried leaning the ladder against it from the side, I couldn’t make stable contact, although the picture makes it look sooooo close… The porch roof doesn’t appear designed to handle my weight. I think I’ll screw a 2×4 down along its back edge as a safe base for my own light ladder. (I wonder what color of paint will hide the paint spatters.)