I recently had to have some inside repairs to my house. I called one of those handyman ads and was given, what I thought was, a reasonable price for the necessary repairs. The work was guaranteed for one year.
However, the workmanship was poor and did not hold up. As is usual in these type of cases, the contractor would not come back to redo the work. I had heard many good remarks about Angie’s List, so I called and advised them of my problems. They called me back with the name of a contractor matched to my repair needs.
I called him and he came to my home and gave me a bid I thought was reasonable. I arranged to have the work done on a certain date, and on that date two men arrived at 8 a.m. with all the materials needed to complete the work. The work was completed in a day and a half, and I was very satisfied. It was an expensive lesson for me because I paid twice to get the work done properly. It’s best to get the best first! What do you think?
Little League and $20,000
Talk about mean! A 30-year-old woman, Claudia Castillo, a hiring specialist for the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and former president of Southeast Arlington Little League, was booked on a warrant accusing her of stealing more than $20,000 from the league.
If true, this woman should be given the maximum sentence when convicted of this crime. If true, she not only stole the money, she stole an entire season from the Little League teams. How low can you get?
An Irish toast
My Irish friend from the Old Sod gave me this toast on a plaque. “May you be in Heaven a half hour before the devil knows you’re dead.” A good thing for most of us! What do you think?
William J. Kelly is a resident of Weatherford and frequent contributor to Viewpoints.