Welcome

Thanks for checking out my “Handyman” blog page. A little explanation is in order though before I get started.

About a year ago (March 2019) I took a voluntary separation package from a major telecom company, and seeing as I was turning 65 that year, I felt like maybe it was time to retire. But retirement for me was not going to be sitting in a rocking chair on a front porch watching the world go by. It was going to be hiking, travelling, even taking up bowling again after 20 years. Life was going to be good.

But there has been a Bible verse that has haunted me for a long time – James 1:27. It says:” Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”. This especially hit me because my mom, who lives 1600 miles away has been a widow for 24 years, and it’s very difficult to get a handyman to go to her house to do simple repairs.

I realized that I had a talent that God could use for helping the elderly and especially widows. I have been doing my own home repairs for decades and there’s not much that I can’t do in terms of fixing things. I’m not a professional builder, electrician, and plumber, but I’m good with my hands and believe I have a talent for reading a problem and finding a solution. God impressed on me that I should be using my new found time and talents to help with home repairs.

This blog will be about some of the things I’ve come across – both frustrating and funny – and maybe help others out with information on how to do things on your own too. My hope is that it will be very interactive with comments and questions from all of the followers, and if I don’t know how to help, I’ll be honest about it and try to steer you toward someone who can.

Look for more posts soon about some of the projects I’ve completed so far.

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