After seeing him pass by the living room window, your mom nervously turned to you and asked what your father was planning to do with that ladder.
“I hope he’s not about to get on the roof,” she said, getting off the couch and moving to the window for a better look. “I’m not spending my Saturday in the ER again, I can tell you that.”
After watching for a few seconds, your mom shook her head and went outside. You then heard a two-minute argument, after which you saw your dad sheepishly carrying the ladder back to the garage. Upon coming back into the house, your mom was heard muttering something about hiring a professional.