who is your handyman?

@winterose (39893)
Canada
May 21, 2007 8:20pm CST
Are you the handyman of the house? Is it your spouse? Do you have a friend or neigbour to help you out when the door needs fixing or the walls need painting or the toilet is blocked? If you pay the local neighbourhood handyman do you except his work if it is not professional - I mean you are paying the joe blow everyone uses but he does it in his spare time and charges less. He is not really a professional. Do you hire own a real professional and pay full prices so you know the job will be done well and is guaranteed. Or does your landlord take care of everything for you, or do you just let everything slide until you have no choice but to get it done, but as long as you still can live like with a clogged bathroom sink so you just don't use it anymore? I saw a show on Dr. Phil where this family had projects started and half finished for years, and nothing was done about it. So what do you do? as for me, the landlord takes care of it.
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23 responses
22 May 07
I guess this would be myself. There isn't anyone who really does things like this for me, usual it's me doing it for other people. such as my parents or friends, I used to work as a joiner and actually know quite a bit of being a handy man. (which is strange because even people I know who know more than myself ask me to do things) huh?... lol ~Joey P.s You know I still haven't received a newsletter, I'm starting think it personally rejecting my e-mail addresses. =( (joking)
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@winterose (39893)
• Canada
22 May 07
joey are you checking your spam folder, and are you checking your filter, you have to give me your email address again, and I will have to write zinester the mail server to see if they know what the problem is. You are supposed to get the newsletter immediately upon signing up.
@mdarma (868)
• Singapore
24 May 07
Before I tell who the handyman around my house is, I need to tell a situation that happened a few years back. When y son was doing his “O” level he had to do tech studies. He had to do some woodwork and I had to help in his project. Eventually, I became interested in this craft and started to do small repairs and maintenance around the house. One day I decided to do a cabinet for my kitchen. I did it and it turned out to be a great job. Next I did a cupboard for y son, another success story. When we sifted to our new home, I undertook to do the cabinets and wardrobe and the bed and so on… well you have guess it right, I am the handyman in my home
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
24 May 07
I have a wonderful family friend who's done these types of jobs for me for years, winterose. He'll actually do this free of charge, because he knows I don't have the funds for this. He often brings someone along to help him out. I'm very grateful for this, as I don't know what state our home would be in, if it wasn't for his kindness and generosity. He'll be coming before long to install our two window air conditioners. What a blessing.
• Canada
23 May 07
It all depends on the job. Some jobs I can do , some jobs my husband can do. Some jobs we just have to call a professional . Fortunately that doesn't happen a lot .
@kitkat1 (1227)
• Canada
23 May 07
I am pretty much on my own raising the kids and i rent. What my landlord doesnt do which is alot lol my handy man takes care of. My handy man is my dad i dont know what i would do without him. I mow the lawn and riddle the mower dad fixes it drafty windows leaky faucets everything. I am spoiled i am daddys little girl even at my age which we dont need to get into lol
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@321633wy (1795)
• United States
22 May 07
My husband is my best handyman ever.He fixs everything he could in the house.One day our sink was leaking and i decided to call the plumber,but the plumber didn;t show up on that day for some reason.Eventualy my husband got figured out and fixed it .It's very good if your husband of family member is your handyman.
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@mjsdls (1840)
• United States
22 May 07
My dad is the handy man of the house. I can not fix much of anything except food, lol. I love model cars and I thought well maybe I should try and put this snap together car together. I thought this would be easy, I could not figure that thing out to save my life, lol. So no i;m not good at fixing things.
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22 May 07
i am the handy'woman' of the house. I am a single parent and cannot afford to pay anyone. I recently laid a new floor, re plumbed the kitchen sink and concreted borders into my garden. I check the internet for advice if needed. I do not enjoy these jobs but needs must!
• United States
22 May 07
Ahhhhhhhhhhh, the joy of being married to a man who KNOWS how to fix almost everything, from electrical shorts to adding new rooms. He is also a great mechanic. I have never had to pay anyone to do any of that stuff. On the other hand, all of our family knows he can do anything so guess who gets called to do all their repairs? Yep, dear hubby. Guess how much they pay? Yep, nothing. that isn't the worse, they all come use his good bargain buys on stuff and replace nothing. Good thing we finally moved 2,000 miles away.
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22 May 07
It can be my father or the neighbor before. But for now, since I know how to fix some things in the house. I help out most of the time.
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@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
22 May 07
My handyman is my husband. He can do anything. It just he works a full time job and he tries to fix things for my mom, my dad, his family, and our friends. It seems our stuff at our house is always put off as he is always helping someone else out. But that is one quality I feel in love with. He always wants to help people. I love this about him most of the time, until our house stuff suffers.
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@fengbo (731)
• China
22 May 07
I was a student in the university.i alway do the handyman of the bedchamber.sometimes i clean up the bedchamber when i feel dirty.I like cleanly.
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@aekman (100)
• Nigeria
22 May 07
yeah! I'm handyman myself
@disvachic (10120)
• United States
22 May 07
I live in an apartment and the maintenance takes care of everything.
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@gabs8513 (48708)
• United Kingdom
22 May 07
I do most things myself like Painting and that but if it needs repairing I will report it to the Landlord who will then send someone round to repair it
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@abroji (3247)
• India
22 May 07
My wife wll bring to my attention if some ninor repair or other such works are there. I have a friend not too far away from my home, I will call him and he will arrange the workers needed for the repair. He does many helps to me. By profession he is a driver. When we go to some distant place he even drive our car. Thank you winterose.
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
22 May 07
My husband is hands down!!!! Now, we live an apartment so if it something they need to fix, we have them do it, but everything else, my hubby is the most awesome at. I am so privledged to have him in my life to fix things. LOL Especially computers. He knows so much about them that even my friends go to him for advice. Gotta love that.
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• Philippines
22 May 07
I am the handyman in our house. My wife always tells me to fix things up because she knows I do it well. =p
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@mdchennai (2129)
• India
22 May 07
It depends on the type of work. Actually we stay in an rented hourse. So if some small expense work is there, then we do it by ourselves. But if it charges a lot or some big work has to be done, then we contact the landlord and ask him to complete the work.
@ElicBxn (61192)
• United States
22 May 07
I can do a lot of stuff myself, I've changed door knobs, fixed toliets (until it just has to have a pro come change out the whole insides any way.) I don't do electrical or gas, I have had both pros & knowlegable friends do them & I've been happy with both - but one of the friends had done it for a while with a construction company & the other was a gadget guy. I've also had my roomie's father come out & mess with a toliet when I wasn't able because of surgery a couple of years ago - I think he did a better job than I would've. I had him & his neighbor come & paint a room for me & construct the cat "playpen" on the side of the house. They did a GREAT job, not quite as nice as the sunroom builders, but this is for the cats after all.
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