I have a side job as a handyman and one my clients is this fine woman (not as fine as my wife, of course) who lives way on the north side of the city. She owns this condo and rents it out. Occassionally, she has me fix a door or window or switch. It’s a pretty easy gig, a rarely deal with her, and she always pays a fair wage on time. The problem is that since she pays me, she expects me to jump through hoops, which I find annoying until I remember I expect the same from those I pay. How work is always work.
She called me last week and told me her tenant trashed the place and needed me to assess the situation and make necessary repairs. It wasn’t so bad as she made it sound: broken microwave, broken door handle, broken outlet, etc. Nothing unexpected from any tenant. Tenants are generally disrespectful butt heads. I am a very responsible guy, but when I was a renter, I didn’t give a damn about the place because it wasn’t mine and that’s just how people are.
Anyway, one of the issues was a hallway door with a couple of missing louverers. It looked like someone was hanging on the door because the top track is bent and the stile was a bit pulled out of the top rail. Tenants! So, I thought about buying a new door, but felt that to be wasteful, so I opted to make some replacment louvers.
-- It's all in a day's work...