We have some jobs needing doing we are unable to handle ourselves. Fortunately we have an amazing handyman who can turn his talents to just about anything. We feel quite safe giving him a key and wandering off to leave him to it. However, we have known him for so long he has stopped thinking of us as clients and adopted us as part of his extended family. This can be good as when, if he hasn't heard from us for a while, he comes and checks on us. This can also be bad as when he doesn't feel he needs a timetable or a warning phone call to let us know when he will be here to start work. Many's the time, after a rough night, I have stumbled to the door in my jams only to find my bright eyed friend and his tool box standing on the porch.
Just a word of advice to tradesmen of all types. Seniors are NOT all early birds. Some of us have bad nights of little sleep and lots of pain and we need a little extra snooze time. Call us the night before you plan on showing up to work so we can drag our wrinkled butts out of bed and put some clothes on.
There's no way I'm going to say anything to our handyman. He's such a dear soul and means well and does a wonderful job. So, as I know he will be coming SOMETIME this month to do some jobs for us I will be sure to be up every morning and dressed before 8:30 am whether I feel like it or not. Hey, there's always nap time.