Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Looking For Love In All The Right Places
It’s official. I’m in love.
My heart’s been captured by the man who cleaned and repaired my eaves troughs. My new-found love wears overalls just like Mike Holmes (of the TV show “Holmes on Homes”) AND has diamond studs in both ears. Who’d have thought I’d fall for this type of guy?
We spent a fair bit of quality time together. Granted, he was on the roof for most of that time but still, distance proved no barrier to our great rapport.
All kidding aside, I do love this man. In a good way. I am truly taken with the fact he came the day I called him and did not charge me one cent for the work he did. (I slipped him some cash – he promptly slipped most of it right back to me.)
And while he was casually walking around on the roof (yikes! no fear) he also pointed out the flaws from that previous roof repair job and told me to call those roofing guys – pronto. (I did.) I also didn’t have a clue what he was talking about (a stink pot? a flange?) and so took notes.
This is a man who owns his own business, possesses an old-fashioned work ethic (rare these days) and refuses to start the metre running as soon as he sets foot on your property.
“I’m not charging you for cleaning out some old leaves…”
He is honest, fair and friendly. And thus, cultivates trust and new clients.
I can envision he and I walking down a flagstone path together in the not-so-distant future.
Yes, that would be my dilapidated flagstone path. He gave me a quote I can live with – I gave him the job.
P.S. If you can find any inappropriate (and unintended) innuendo in this post, you’re good. Or, at least, better than me. I edited it twice to remove/change what I considered “iffy” words and phrases. I’m sure I missed something.