Who You Gonna Call, Not Ghostbusters

Alex and Jack on his trail bike
@BelleStarr (24863)
Portland, Connecticut
August 26, 2016 9:10pm CST
When we need help these days we pretty much know who to call. Our grandson Alex. He is 22 almost 23 years old, He works full time, he is in an apprenticeship so works long hours. He will be a Tool and Die man when he is done. Yesterday, Al was having trouble with the new hose for the pool filter. I sent Alex a text at work and asked him if he could stop over after work. He said yes but he was going to Cabelas right after work and then he would be over. He came even earlier than I expected and within a few minutes he had helped his grandpa solve the problem. I offered to take him out to dinner for thank him. He loves Chinese so we went off to try out a new restaurant in the next town. He just called me tonight to tell me he will be over tomorrow to take something to the dump for grandpa. we are so blessed to have this grandson to help us. Who do you call when you need help at your house? The picture is Alex and his little brother Jack!!
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@LadyDuck (81272)
• Switzerland
27 Aug
Unfortunately I have no one to call, I can only hope to be able to fix the problem, or I need to pay someone.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
We have been very blessed in the grandson department, in all we have 6.
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• Toronto, Ontario
27 Aug
@BelleStarr I had kids a little later (in my early thirties) so do not have many grandkids... so wonderful you get that kind of help from a young man like that- They both look sweet together!
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
@MarymargII lol My daughter's 5 boys all look very much alike, Jack is just a smaller, younger version of Alex lol I was a grandmother when I was 38.
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@jstory07 (45978)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Aug
I used to be able to call one of my adult children or one of my grandsons. Noe I ave some cousins but mostly we do everything by ourselves.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
Unfortunately, hubs just can't solve problems anymore. Parkinson's is a funny disease and it does affect how you think. He used to be able to figure anything out but not now.
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@jstory07 (45978)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 Aug
@BelleStarr That is sad but at least you have your grandson to help.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
@jstory07 Yes we do and it makes it much easier to just carry on like normal.
@TRBRocks420 (42140)
• Banks, Oregon
27 Aug
Sounds like a good Grandson.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
He is a very good grandson like I know you are too!!
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@Juliaacv (13394)
• Canada
27 Aug
I love reading discussions about your grandsons, they are so rich with love. And this one is no different. You've done a fantastic job raising your own children and co-raising your grandchildren that they can be relied upon like this Our son is our go to person for help, if my husband cannot figure it out, and funny enough, our son calls on Dad when he cannot figure something out or when he wants a helping hand getting a job done. They work well together and have a lot of fun in the process.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
Thank you, I am so proud of all these grandkids, they are all unique and special in their own ways. Alex's brothers are the lawn people we get to hep, two of them were here last week, Brandon and Josh and Christian will come whenever we ask. Jack now that little pip is another issue lol
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@Juliaacv (13394)
• Canada
27 Aug
@BelleStarr There being the age difference between Jack and his older brothers, he'll have some pretty big shoes to fill when the older ones leave the nest and have their own yards and homes to tend to. I hope that little pip is paying attention!
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
@Juliaacv lol He will indeed have some big shoes, with 4 older brothers. Josh is the closest in age at 9 years older.
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@simone10 (22602)
• Louisville, Kentucky
30 Aug
We really don't have anyone to call for help but we live in an apartment so they usually take care of any problems we may have.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
30 Aug
Yes I wish we had a condo at least where the outdoor work would be taken care of.
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@simone10 (22602)
• Louisville, Kentucky
31 Aug
@BelleStarr That would be nice, wouldn't it? I don't do yardwork anymore but I wouldn't mind a little gardening.
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• India
28 Aug
Mostly ourselves or neighbours . Its great to have a grandson like yours.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
Yes I think it is and he has brothers so we are covered for years to come.
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• India
28 Aug
@BelleStarr Yes, indeed . Its to your credit that you have brought up such a loving family.
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@SIMPLYD (67618)
• Philippines
27 Aug
You are so lucky to have a grandson so helpful and skillful like him . We too have one brther-in-law who is a jack of all trades and would come when we call for help like fix the leak in tha faucet or the stove's light so weak .
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
A brother in law is a good thing, in Florida, that is what we have too!!
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@SIMPLYD (67618)
• Philippines
29 Aug
@BelleStarr Lucky us for having them.
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@puddleglum (1450)
• United States
27 Aug
Your grandson sounds like a very handy guy to have around. I try to handle a lot of stuff myself. My grandfather is a good resource for advice, even if he's unable to do many physical activities.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
I used to have my brothers too but now one is in Atlanta and one is in Vermont. My sons and son-in-law are all handy too but often very busy.
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• United States
27 Aug
@BelleStarr I'm sure that makes you appreciate your grandson even more, since the other family isn't around as much.
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@ms1864 (8135)
• Bangalore, India
28 Aug
My parents come to me for help for anything that involves technology. But if its electrical or plumbing...my mom gives it a try ...if it doesn't work...then we call a guy.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
You are lucky your mom will try electric or plumbing, I am not at all handy that way.
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@Tampa_girl7 (22278)
• United States
28 Aug
You are blessed to have him.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
Thank you, God is good to us old folks and Alex is too!!
@andriaperry (10193)
• Anniston, Alabama
28 Aug
Me myself and I.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
You are wonder woman!! lol Though I have to admit in the last couple of years I have gotten much handier myself.
• Preston, England
28 Aug
I'm in rented property so my landlords are responsible for any maintainance or changes to the property - they are coming in the next few days to put book shelves in for me and finish carpeting up my bathroom
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
28 Aug
Ah that is great, we own our own home so have to do everything.
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@LeaPea2417 (8607)
• Toccoa, Georgia
27 Aug
That is great your grandson is so responsible and helpful to you. My husband is real handy and does those things around the house that breaks or needs repairing.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
My husband used to but the Parkinson's has affected how his brain figures things out
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@joann123 (132)
• Houston, Texas
27 Aug
thats a beautiful picture
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
Thank you very much
@garymarsh6 (10037)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug
I am afraid it is DIY here in this house. Glad your grandson is so kind and helpful to you.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
Thank you and we are always very grateful.
@jaboUK (45535)
• United Kingdom
27 Aug
How lucky you are to have Alex to call upon in times of need. Lovely photo.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
Thank you, I do think I have handsome grandsons but then what grandma doesn't lol
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@TheHorse (38150)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Aug
Great picture! Who do I call? Ken for computer issues. Mike for truck fix-it issues. And the list goes on!
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
lol friends I hope, I do have a friend who is my go to computer guy!!
@LoriAMoore (10784)
• Louisville, Kentucky
27 Aug
We have to call a Handyman service because we're not handy and we don't have kids.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
When you aren't handy, that is the best option. My whole family is handy really and since we live close to our kids and grandkids it is easy to call for help
@kaka135 (13285)
• Malaysia
27 Aug
It's so nice that you have a very helpful and capable grandson. For me, I'll call my husband for any help. Perhaps next time I'll call my son.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
It is very good to have someone to call.
@shshiju (7243)
• Cochin, India
27 Aug
Oh that is very sweet that your grandson come to help you. Contact with him definitely keep you energetic and joy.
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@BelleStarr (24863)
• Portland, Connecticut
27 Aug
He was here right on schedule this morning and went off to the dump with grandpa.