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lockport, nyUnited States

Member Since May 2009

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About Me

59 yr old coming into her own, finally! I've developed new interests in home repair and decorating. I received estimates prior to having work done at my son's home. I watched a repairman replace a faulty valve on my son's water heater - a simple, 2 second job- $110. I refused to pay I finally agreed on $40, as I didn't know how much the parts cost. The next job, by another company: removing a ceiling fan and installing a ceiling light. Another sky high price! I watched them and I didn't pay it.
Since then, I have watched HGTV vigilantly, researched the projects on-line and taken
free classes at my local hardware store each week. My son, his friends and his neighbors
cannot believe the things I have done- ranging from grading a lawn, to plumbing (even clearing out the sewage!), to minor electrical, kitchen and bathroom renovations, etc. It's so rewarding! I'm having a great time and saving hundreds and hundreds of dollars.
My personality has changed, also, in the process. I feel empowered to accomplish almost anything! I think the biggest surprise was last summer when I went for an EKG and the trainee said she couldn't find the right location for the EKG leads. The teacher checked and said "She has a lot of muscle there!" I merely smiled, but I LOVED IT!!!

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