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How to Deal with a Kitchen as Stuffed as your Thanksgiving Turkey

While St Louis’ traffic congestion is better than most cities, not even OUR road system can handle the worst rush hour traffic.  Same goes for your kitchen on Thanksgiving. Yeah,
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Don’t repeat the Pilgrims’ fatal mistake. Invite a handyman to the table.

Ever wonder how our historical understanding of Thanksgiving would be different if textbooks were written by handymen instead of PhD’s? OK, so maybe I’m the only one. The PhD’s tell
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Prepare for the next “Spooker of the House”

Look, as your handyman I’m just your humble correspondent, so I may not have this right. But is it just me, or does it seem like we keep electing people
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Was your bathroom remodeled by extraterrestrials?

To be honest, your humble correspondent doesn’t have time to follow the news. But every once in a while, I’ll lift my head above the rim of the toilet and
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Steal from Rich Men North of Richmond HEIGHTS

As you may know, there’s now a song at the top of the charts called “Rich Men North of Richmond,” in which a songwriter from Farmville, Virginia bemoans the existence
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Thanks, but we’ll stick with NON-Intelligence over ARTIFICIAL Intelligence

You know, a few weeks ago I thought I had FINALLY figured out what they meant by “Artificial Intelligence,” aka “AI”. That was when that results-oriented, Harvard-educated Bud Light executive
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Athens edges out St Louis in this year’s Modern Home Repair Olympic Games

As your dedicated but humble correspondent, I always look for ways to elevate you as a scholar in the discipline of home repairs. So for YOUR benefit, not mine, I
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Ceiling Management for Dummies and Members of Congress

I don’t like to complain, but at times it can be kinda frustrating being in a humble vocation, where sometimes we’ve got the answers, but none of the fancy people
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Here’s that Answer to What’s Blowin’ in the Wind

When I was just a wee little handy-boy, there was this popular song you may have heard of, “Blowin’ in the Wind.” It posed a series of questions that sounded
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I’ll take “Borders we can control for $200, Alex”

Sometimes when I listen to the news, I want to bury my head into the next toilet I need to fix, and never look up again. Like, right now. As
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Fix St Louis finally gets a competitor that specializes in small jobs

You’ve probably learned that most of the home repairs you need, and the jobs most handymen want, are two ENTIRELY DIFFERENT things.  You’ve got a list of small jobs, right?
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Let’s soberly celebrate St Patrick, the patron saint of home repairs

Wasn’t the whole idea behind holidays to give us an opportunity to reflect upon ideals we share as a people? So, what happened? For instance, your humble correspondent wonders what
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The most appreciated, unromantic Valentine’s Day gifts

If you women out there had questions about a romantic relationship, your first instinct would not be to seek the advice of your humble correspondent. And, if you learned your
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Storage Ideas for the Corvette-Deprived

If you think finding places for storage can be a big problem, you might be comforted to know that no less a figure than the leader of the free world
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Next time, WIN the Cold War. Be a HERO at ZERO!

It’s not unusual for homeowners to tell us we’re “heroes” for solving their long-running home repair problems — but it hasn’t gone to our heads. While keeping toilets flushing is
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The power struggle at your home that you must win

Really, is there ANYONE who feels intense joy at the very moment they go outside to hang Christmas lights? Sure, we will always have with us a few happy-clappy, eggnog-fueled
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How many light bulb consultants does it take to change a lightbulb?

When I was just a wee little handy-boy, my favorite joke was “how many handymen does it take to change a light bulb?” BWAHAAHAAHAA!!! Yeah, as if you could get
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The Byrds & The Bible: It’s a time to repair, not a time to replace

Many years ago, when dinosaurs and your humble correspondent walked the Earth, an early rock group called The Byrds had THIS hit song that started like this: To everything (turn,
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