Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Some anecdotal evidence on the state of the local economy.

Earlier today, I looked in the yellow pages for an electrical contractor. I just need maybe 2.5 to 3 hours of work at my new house. (Taking down two ceiling fans from my apartment, re-installing them in the new house [pre-wired], and pulling a new wire through the attic and out the front soffit to install a motion activated light so that I can see geting in and out of my van at night; and replacing two chrome-looking, builder-installed chrome wall lanterns with nicer looking brass ones.) I will not mention the name of the contractor, but I noted than one of the electricians had the same last name as my late paternal grandmother who was originally from Brunswick, so I called him out of curiosity. Well, it was about 1:00PM and I found him at his home. He had his partner, who handles the residential work, call me about 10 minutes later. After I told him what I needed, explaining rather apologetically that even though it was such a small job, I could no longer do it myself because of my disability. I then asked if he thought he could get to it later this week or early next week. To make a long story short, he and his "crew" will be at the front door of my apatment at 7:15 AM tomorrow morning. Think about it.


Anonymous said...

Must have called Rowell and Lucree. they reallly need the work right now. They are not builders or contrractors, only electrical contractors. Pretty goo too I think.

Anonymous said...

Jay, you didn't have to hire an electrical contractor for that. Most men could have done it with no problem, I am not a man but could have done it, and saved you all that money they will charge you. Something small and simple like that, just let us know. I would be will to "donate" my time to help, and there probably are alot of others on here that would do the same. Just food for thought.LOL