The minute I figure that winter has truly set in, I begin to mourn the loss of all the neighborhood handymen who were always around when I was growing up. If anything went wrong around the house, the heat or the water or anything needed to be repaired, there was always somebody nearby that was willing to come to our rescue. Most of our handymen had regular day jobs, so they were not dependent on the payment from the tasks they performed for their neighbors for a living. For that reason, they were able to accept whatever someone could afford to pay or tell them they had to call someone in that particular business.
Citizens must become more proactive
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