The other night the kids and I did some "exterior illumination" to the house - the icicle lights. This is the third year that we have put them on the house. In years past I climbed all over the roof like Clark W. Griswold, Jr. - feeling like I'm going to fall off. One portion of the roof has a particularly steep pitch, and last year I did a little sliding.
Well, I'm older and wiser now, so we borrowed a ladder and hung the lights without getting on the roof. It wasn't as thrilling for the kids - I didn't have any Griswold moments this year!