mjj (flemmings) wrote,
mjj
flemmings

Handyman comes on a cold sunny morn. I have a new workable clothesline! I have raccoon baffles around the trifurcate of the cherry tree! I have new kitchen taps that don't leak! I have a newly caulked tub that we hope doesn't leak! There is no hole in the wall by the stairs where the plaster fell out! Have also lost the elephant's trunk at the bottom of the handrail, where the plastic covering broke higher up and slipped down. Not replaceable by anything as yet, but a good deal more sightly than it was.

Of course nothing is perfect. I have yet to meet a handyman who can do a smooth even caulking job, and this was no exception. The Affordable (and corner-cutting) Plumber could, but he didn't caulk the whole thing, is why I had to get someone else to do it. Also: should have supervised the baffling job, because if they'd put the first baffles higher they wouldn't have needed to add two more. But on the whole, very content.

Also: Bakka does indeed have Aliette de Bodard, in a door-stopping compendium of all three volumes. Am still thinking about this, because that's not a book that will travel at all.
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