There seems to be a web site by that name in our city, but from experience, the title doesn’t seem to be working for a lot of people. Perhaps they are understaffed and just cannot get to everyone in the time people want them to. My son, Steve is not only a nurse but has a handyman business on the side. He just likes to keep busy! He came down and took care of a multitude of things for me. Just small things, but they made life a whole lot easier, like the door to the porch that is 70 years old, and stuck all the time especially when it rains. I had to slam it several times, hard, to be able to lock it. Now it closes easily and locks. I don’t know where he learned to do all those things for his father was not inclined that way. Thank goodness my father was. Dad would come to my rescue in his little green Datsun truck with his toolbox and fix whatever it was. My youngest son is also very handy. He’s an electrical contractor and head electrician for Cal Fire. While Steve has set days he has to work as a nurse, Brett sometimes works six days a week, traveling from one end of the county to another. During fire season, he had to install generators in all the county fire stations (they lose power too when there is a fire). He does get here when he can.

In thinking back, I used to do a lot of those things myself when the boys were small. I was a single parent then and remember one time we had to replace the parts of a toilet in the tank. Brett, who was about 10, read the instructions and I performed the “dirty deed.” When we flushed the toilet and all worked, we jumped around the bathroom like we’d just built a house. I couldn’t afford a handyman in those years, but I’m grateful for the people in my church who fixed my car, bought groceries, and helped me in so many ways. I’ve been blessed.



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