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What every newly-single woman needs: a handyman

From: Mandy Walker
Length: 03:41

For many newly-divorced women, maintaining a home can be overwhelming. The solution is to find a really good, honest handyman.

Handy_small Many lawyers will tell you that January is the month with the highest number of filings for divorce. That means there are a lot of people who are newly-single and having to adapt to living on their own, often after many years of marriage. For many women maintaining a home on their own can come as a bit of a shock.

This is a light-hearted look at the task of home maintenance. It includes the importance of having of a really, good honest handyman who can not only do projects but who can also help you decide to tackle projects yourself. It includes how to prepare for trips to the hardware store and returning unwanted items. Listen for the captivating giggle of one source who uses her charms to return items to the hardware store and to get her neighbors to help her.

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Many lawyers will tell you that January is the month with the highest number of filings for divorce. That means there are a lot of people who are newly-single and having to adapt to living on their own, often after many years of marriage. For many women maintaining a home on their own can come as a bit of a shock.

This is a light-hearted look at the task of home maintenance. It includes the importance of having of a really, good honest handyman who can not only do projects but who can also help you decide to tackle projects yourself. It includes how to prepare for trips to the hardware store and returning unwanted items. Listen for the captivating giggle of one source who uses her charms to return items to the hardware store and to get her neighbors to help her.

Broadcast History

A version of this aired on KGNU Boulder-Denver, January 23, 2009

Transcript

Story: What Every Newly-Single Woman Needs: A Handyman

Reporter: Ah .. the washing machine, the garbage disposal, … all of life’s conveniences that we enjoy and take for granted. That is until they breakdown. Discovering what was involved in maintaining a home was eye-opening for Dawn Macy of Longmont.

Dawn: I had no idea what the maintenance was going to be like. It was horrific. I did not like it, I still don’t like it.

Reporter: Experts agree that a strong support network is critical to surviving divorce – someone to help with the home maintenance is a key player in that network.

Maryan - I would say, what every woman needs is a really really good, honest handyman.

Reporter: Maryan, in Lafayette, got her handyman from a girlfriend. That’s how Bill Whitener, in Niwot gets most of his clients.

Bill - 90, 95% of my business is referral....
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INTRO:

Many lawyers will tell you that January is the month with the highest number of filings for divorce. That means there a lot of people who are newly-single and having to adapt to living on their own, often after many years of marriage. For many women, maintaining a home on their own can come as a bit of a shock.

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Related Website

www.sincemydivorce.com