Wanted: Handyman, Repairman, Electrician, Grocery Carry In-er
Please Help Me!
Help Wanted: Middle-aged lady needs handyman, preferably live-in, to be at my beck and call 24 hours a day. Someone in good physical shape, (no I don't care what you look like, just need you to have a strong back and be able to lift a lot!).
As you can see by the picture, my house needs a little bit of work. Nothing major, but since my husbands Multiple Sclerosis started acting up, a few things have fallen into mild disrepair. So this man must have some basic knowledge of how to replace a few missing shingles, and do some minor patching on the siding. Also a good coat of paint to spiffy up the place a bit.
I didn't get around to taking any pictures of the interior, but there are a few minor things needed done there as well. A little patching of some wallpaper, perhaps some re-nailing of the paneling in the living room...I see no cause to replace it, it's only been in there since the 70's, and we all know they made stuff pretty sturdy back in those days. The drop ceiling panels are still in pretty good shape, maybe just need a little cleaning and some light patching of the ones the ceiling fans have cracked.
We're thinking of putting indoor plumbing upstairs, so anybody who knows anything about plumbing and fixtures would definitely be considered for the job.
Now, I hate to be so blunt and discuss my finances with complete strangers, but there's just no way to get around it...so I will be up front with you. If I could afford to pay somebody to do this crap for me, I'd already have this work done...so don't come here thinking you're going to get rich off me or anything. But what I will promise is this...if you seem clean, I'll let you stay in the house while you're doing your work. And if you do a good job, a home cooked meal will be yours for the asking. I've given you a tiny hint here of what you'll have to look forward to. And I"ll just add one word as a further tantalizer if you do a "really" great job....meatballs. Need I say more???? I thought not.
There will be a small bit of lawn work that needs to be done. Not much, as you can see by the picture, but a little trash that's blown in over the winter, and some minor clean up. Also, you will be required to mow the lawn once a week. Please bring your own mower.
It's only fair to let you know this right up front as well. I have a sister named LaurieDawn, and once she knows I have my own repairman, plumber, lawn boy, grocery carry in-er, she will be extremely jealous. I know she's jealous of my good fortune in finding this house and lawn and such, so I try to be kind to her whenever possible.
As you can see by the photo, she lives in a mobile home. So the ideal candidate will need to know some stuff about mobile home repair and upkeep as well. Because I won't want to listen to her whine everyday, I will most likely lend my handyman out to her on occasion. Rest assured though, on the days you work for her, she's as good a home cook as me, so you will still be well fed on those days.
I know her roof has been leaking, and the cord running her electricity in her living room is getting frayed, so those will probably be some of your first jobs for her. Read up on your mobile home repairs would be my best advice to you.
Well, that's all I can think of for now. If you're interested in the job, please apply below. No false inquiries please, I don't have time to just sit around dealing with and thinking up nonsense all day. My time is valuable. I have people to stalk, and things to read...so please don't waste my time. Thank you for your consideration.