[nfbmi-talk] Up on the roof!?

Jeff Crouch- k8tvv k8tvv2 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 04:58:08 UTC 2014

Hi Terri,
Coming from someone that is blind, this is what I've done.
What I've done to put lights on the house is, first I go along the eve
troffs that kech the rain with a latter, there are special clips that
you hook the lights on, then those hook on to the troffs. Now if your
going to put lights on the peek of the house that is a bit of a
different story. I highly recommend doing it in the fall or summer. If
you have a steep roof like we do, I have a 60FT tower I hook a safety
harness to, then use shoes that have good traction. then go along the
side of the roof and hang them up that way. Its hard to describe. As
for telling weather there on or not, I can't answer, I have just
enough vision to tell if there on or not.

Jeff and Benson
On 12/1/14, trising--- via nfbmi-talk <nfbmi-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello Michigan Federationists:
>      In President Riccobono's December Newsletter, he discusses putting
> Christmas lights out on his roof. This is not something I
> have ever done. I know a blind person could do it, but I am not sure how he
> did it. I suspect lights would neet to go around the
> edge or they would not be seen. Isn't the edge of a roof slanted to get rid
> of the rain? How does anyone safely string lights on the
> edge of a roof without falling? Also, how do we as blind people know that
> the lights are actually working? I tried to put lights on
> a Christmas tree a few years ago and it took ten hours. It was very
> frustrating. After that, my mom got us a tree that already has
> lights on it. I put on my own ornaments though. There are many things I
> would like to do with another blind person. One of them is
> go up on a roof without getting killed or injured and another is to see how
> someone puts up their own Christmas lights as a blind
> person without many hours and a lot of frustration.
> Sincerely,
> Terri Wilcox
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