Mr. Handyman says ‘Let the season begin’

I’m going to admit to being a big kid here, but please don’t tell my wife.

For the next few weeks we’re going to be bombarded with seasonally themed holiday advertising and while I’m not a big shopper I do love the sights and sounds of the holiday season.  It’s the most wonderful time of the year.

The holiday music we’ll hear on TV, radio, in stores, and other places will be the same holiday music we’ve all been hearing since our youth, whether we happen to be 9 or 90.  Apparently they don’t come up with new holiday music very often, or new holiday music doesn’t get played because there is no nostalgia associated with it.  That’s OK with me, I like the nostalgia.   I love to hear the classic holiday tunes, watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” with my family, and it doesn’t bother me at all that most advertising involves snow, while we happen to live in Florida. 

The Cubs won the World Series, so maybe it’s time for a holiday snowstorm in Florida.  It happened in 1989, so maybe this is our year again.

When one thinks back through this year of political mud-slinging, the negativity was so intense for so long that we all need this seasonal uplift.  So, please take a deep breath, let in the holiday mood, and enjoy it.

What’s that, you say, the entire crew is coming over for the holidays and your home isn’t ready?  Hmmm, we’re not sure what to do about your crazy uncle, but we can get your home ready to host family and friends.  Our 9 year history tells us that few want to launch a major home renovation as the countdown to family gatherings begins, but many have a sizeable ‘to do list’ of smaller jobs that will help make your home ‘just right’ when guests arrive.

Common project this time of year include pressure washing to make things sparkle, painting the front door so it shines for guests, and fresh caulk in the bathrooms.  Dings and dents in the drywall need repair, and sticking doors need attention.

In reality, snow is unlikely here in Florida, and many will gather out on the deck.  Is it ready?  Rotten or damaged boards can be replaced, loose railings can be tightened, and popping nails can be re-sunk for safety.  And, given all those folks on your deck will see the backside of your home, do any of the doors or windows need caulking or fresh paint on the trim? 

Making your home look ‘just right’ is important and can’t be left to chance.  We’ll work with you to do exactly what you need done, and we’ll do it exactly the way you want it.  Our reputation for on time arrival and quality work stands unmatched in Greater Jacksonville, and we look forward to getting your ‘to do list’ done. 

Time is limited, so call today.