Michael was 29 years old and had a lot going for him. He had a great job, and he was very happy with his family life. One Saturday morning he was going to take his kids to a soccer game, but before he did that, he had one last chore to do around the house. He was going to clean the leaves out from the gutter. He took his ladder and went to the edge of the house, climbed it and scooped out the leaves.