Archive for March, 2017

Birthday Present for Grandpa

What do you buy a eighty year old man for his birthday?  That was the question that had plagued me for the last three months.  My grandpa has never forgot any of my birthdays for as long as I can remember, and he usually picks out something that his perfect for me.  But he is also the type of person that will buy something if he wants it – which makes it hard for someone that is looking for a present for him.

So I am always keeping my ears open for any kind of hint of something that he might want.

A couple of weeks ago he mentioned that he wasn’t happy with the siding on his home.  For the last forty years he has had wood siding that needs to be painted regularly.  He was getting tired of having to maintain the outside of his home at his age and was looking for a change.

I knew I had found the perfect idea for a birthday present for him.

I looked in his neighborhood to find some siding contractors Plymouth Michigan, and was able to find one located at 51225 West Hills Drive, Plymouth, MI 48170, which was a short distance from his home.  I booked them to come do the work while my grandparents were on vacation, so that when he comes back he will be surprised.

That is just in a couple of days.

I hope he loves his birthday present.  I better start thinking about next year.

Posted by Melissa Jones - March 27, 2017 at 10:07 pm

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Renovating in Arcadia

windowsreplacementinarcadiaThis week I am working in Arcadia helping a childhood friend of mine finish renovating his home.  He has been working on the project for the better part of a year, but he has got to a point where he needed some help.  There are just some things that he wanted to do in the house that he couldn’t do on his own, and he enlisted my help.

It was a good excuse to get out of work for the week.

While I am helping with some of the work, there are things that I will not be doing.  For example, he has someone coming in to do the Windows Replacement in Arcadia as neither of us have ever replaced windows before.  In those types of cases, it makes more sense to hire an expert as it saves both time and the possibility of screwing that part of the renovation up.  We’re both man-enough to admit when there is a job we can’t handle, and thankfully there is talent in the area that can do the work we can’t.

We are hoping to get most of the work done here by the end of the week because I need to be back at work on Monday.  It has been a good week – working by day and visiting by night.  I am lucky I had the opportunity to come help him out.

Posted by Melissa Jones - March 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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