At the Acreage we have a number of problems with the house we have affectionately named "The House of Horrors." Including needing two new sets of patio doors and an attic window. So we get the guy to come out from the local Home Hardware to give us a quote, and it turns out he is a wealth of info.
We have been having gale force winds here on "Windy Hill," which has caused some shingles (roof tiles) to fall off, and some are flapping in the wind. Well "K" knows a guy who will come in to fix them.......Yeah for "K" Must say I could cry, as its a new roof with wind resistant shingles on it, so this shouldn't have happened??
We have plumbing issues, "K" has given us the name of a guy, who turns out to be the son of the guy dh just adores in Home Hardware!!!
We have a pile of junk beside the garage. "K" has a side business for scrap metal, so he is coming on the weekend, to take all the metal away, and any wood we have on the pile, as his buddy will burn that......again Yeah for "K"
We want to move the stairs in the attic and of course "K" can also do that and design new ones.....again Yeah for "K"
Told us the big farm opposite us is a big beef operation and twice a year they clean out the liquid manure pits, and fingers crossed the wind isn't blowing in our direction.......don't think that should be a Yeah for "K" do you?
When I was in the garage yesterday I was commenting to one of the guys about how everyone who lives around here, takes no notice what so ever of the speed limits. He agreed but did warn me of an area where everyone does slow down as its a notorious speed trap area, so this is a Yeah for "C"
Anyhow, the gist of this post is that you can learn a lot from people who live locally, and support the local economy at the same time.
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