Diary – The Day to Day Life of a Local Handyman

Rising with the sun most days, depending on the jobs or number of jobs most handyman will be up and working before the rest of the world begins hitting snooze. Thermos filled to the top with coffee for later, a sandwich for a snack in the car between jobs boots on, extra boots check, the tools almost never leave the truck so no need to worry about that. What does a handyman life consist of? Well, that really depends on the handyman.

What kind jobs do we do? Anything you need fixed, repaired or built is all on our resumes. We can replace the kitchen sink, fix the leaky pipes, and unclog your toilet. Need to have wood floors put down, we have you covered. Molding to finish off the rooms or special trim accents to make them one of a kind. That is us too. A customized set of bookshelves for the room with high ceilings? A place to store all your movies? A unit to keep your garage organized? A handyman is the one who will come to the rescue.

Our line of work can keep us away for months at a time or keep us busy for just an hour or two. We tend to do all the little jobs around the house for you that you may not have the advanced skills to do or time to do as well. We can paint your whole house for you and perfectly hang pictures, mirrors, TV and many other objects as well. Just fixing and repairing things is not where our services end. We can clean your driveways, patios and sidewalks to remove mold dirt and grim and having them looking close to new. There is very little a handyman can’t do.

We put in long hours most days. Ten or more hours is not uncommon usually doing many small jobs throughout the day. A paint job in the morning, building a customized furniture piece in the evening and some finishing touches on a home in the evening. We travel and are always on the go. From the time we wake up to the time we get to sleep our minds are always on measurements and meeting deadlines and schedules.

You have to really love the work to stick with it. You will have unhappy customers, boring yard work all day and sometimes everything will just seem to be working against you. But, the work can be meditative, most jobs you can do on your own or hire a crew that you actually enjoy working with for bigger projects. You can make your own schedule, though we prefer the continuous work. Handyman life is hard work but it is worth it. So you may rise with the sun and stop at the local deli every day of the week for breakfast, lunch and dinner, but there is a certain pride in the work you do as a handyman that you will rarely find in any other field.