day 153 – Mr. Handyman

I’m Chicken Little.  “The sky is falling” is a common phrase out of my mouth.  I am a bit of an alarmist; quite the worrier and I can’t watch doomsday movies.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have been having issues with our pool equipment.  It’s way too complicated to relay the back and forthing with the pool man and his team.  Needless to say, they thought the best thing would be to put in a state of the art system.

Then, after weeks of a horrible noise coming out of our dishwasher, it finally broke. I have been hand-washing pots, pans, plates, glasses and flatware for the last several days.  I have dishpan hands and need lots of lotion.

While I checked on our pool levels, leaks and status yesterday, I found out our sprinkler system was not working.  The two boxes are situated side by side.

What’s next?  Now what? How much is this going to cost?

I had noticed the dirt looked dry, but I just kept thinking the sprinklers would magically come on, perhaps the next day.  I called and whined to the gardener immediately.

Well, then, in comes Mr. Wonderful with his cheery, can do attitude “don’t worry, it will all get taken care of, don’t stress.”

Lo and behold, He reset some button and the sprinklers are back on!!

Gracious me oh my, He traced the pool panel wire all the way around its trajectory and found three nicks in the wiring, spliced the wires…and voila, the system works again, saving us mucho bucks!!

I figured He was on a roll and asked him to check out the dishwasher.  Unfortunately, that truly was a broken appliance that needed to be replaced but to my amazement (and so proud) as I shopped at Best Buy, Home Depot and Sears for that perfectly priced and fitted for our kitchen look dishwasher he called to let me know as he was removing the old one that he is confident he can install the new one!!  My hero!

This man bowls me over with his capabilities, knowledge of just about everything and the patience of a saint when dealing with me, Chicken Little.



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