Saturday, March 5, 2016

Waiting and Remembering.

I am waiting.

I contacted someone to replace some pieces of siding that were damaged by an overly zealous weed whacker.  As the contractor took measurements and other relevant information about manufacturer and color, I asked him about the crack in the front stoop.  He said he would refer someone who could do that job.

He remembered to do that and so today I await someone to come and do some cement work.

Having people come to do these types of service jobs makes me miss my next door neighbor, Eugene.  He would always make a point of coming over to check out the qualifications and character of anyone who came to to do some work for me--like a protective uncle making sure I was going to be safe.

He passed away just a couple of weeks ago.

One of Mike's friends had said he would never go to Florida.  He said, "Everyone who goes there, dies."


11 comments:

  1. I am sorry your helpful neighbor died.

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  2. Sorry to hear. But as we all know, just staying away of Florida will not keep the grim reaper from your door.

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  3. It is so nice to have someone help with contractors, even if they are only acting like they know what the contractor is talking about. My brother-in-law used to do that for me. Haha. He would say I have no idea what he was talking about. The contractor probably knew too.

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  4. Yes, so nice to have a friend who knows plumbing, electricity, construction, brick work. I miss my dad!!

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  5. Only two things for certain in this life - birth and death. I don't think it only happens in FL! If Bob didn't handle repairs, I'd have to learn, I guess. Hope you get some trustworthy repair people.

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  6. There is always something that needs to be done around the house. It's too bad your helpful neighbour isn't around to offer advise any more.

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  7. Sorry to hear about your friend...Good luck with your repairs. Always something to fix when owning a home. Frustrating but worth it.

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  8. Florida is a good place even if people die there.

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  9. It is such a crap shoot when you hire contractors. I ask people I know who they use but sometimes that doesn't work either. Good luck.

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  10. How sad you lost your protective friend. It is scary to have people you don't know come into your house. Jenna always calls me when I have people here - my protector.

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  11. I'm so sorry you lost your wonderful neighbor. We have had instances in Hawaii where especially seniors were scammed out of quite a bit of money by people professing to be expert contractors. I've been lucky because Art is so handy.

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