This evening we had wind gusts approaching 50 mph.
Out on the deck trying to further ballast down the billowing tarp, I was locked out of the house when the wind slammed the door behind me. (Predictable? Doh.)
The exterior latch handle has yet to be installed.
The deck is on the second floor.
Feeling foolish, I considered my ninja skills, or lack-there-of, for a climb down two stories in the rain.
As luck would have it, I realized there was still a ladder leaning against the east canopy, and I was able to make the much less dangerous lateral clamber over to it.
I might just leave that ladder there for a while longer.