23 Mar. 2012 | Out-of-Workshop

I’m already scheduled Saturday through Thursday this upcoming week, so I’m booking myself some R&R for today, Friday. As such, I won’t be responding to any customer inquiries until I’m back in the workshop this evening.

Please fill out the form on the “Contact Us” page for assistance, but be advised that replies won’t be forthcoming until tomorrow morning.

Cheers,

— rick

RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co. | 21 March 2012

21 March 2012

This faucet changed my life.

This is the IKEA Hjuvik, which at $239, retails for more than most sofas at the purveyor of Scandinavian domestic melancholy. I wrestled with this purchase for months because I live in a rented apartment on Russian Hill and the thought of dropping the price for a dinner for two at Harris’s on a faucet seemed ludicrous. Well, that was four years ago, and since I purchased this faucet and installed it in my home, I decided that I loved it so much, I should start a full-time residential/light commercial San Francisco handyman business. So, that’s what I did.

Seriously, I mean it when I say that this faucet changed my life.

Since then, I’ve installed no fewer than a dozen of these in San Francisco apartments — for tenants like myself who see themselves spending at least four years in their current homes and realize that a faucet like this one is the difference between tolerating and loving your kitchen.

Plus, you can always take it with you when you relocate, and who doesn’t love the idea of traveling with your own commercial-style sprayer/faucet among their belongings, almost instantly turning every strange, new apartment into “your home.”

As of today — Wednesday — the remainder of this week is booked, but we’re posting new appointments during the week of the 26th. Wow! April is almost here. Q2. How did THAT happen?

RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co. | Week of 19 Mar. ’12

A few appointments dropped this morning, pulling Thursday and Friday afternoon off of the calendar, and likely Wednesday morning, but that’s still unconfirmed – so we’ve still got Wednesday mid-day/afternoon available, Friday morning, and Tuesday (tomorrow) available for immediate service. (Gosh, when’s the last time we had a next-day appointment available? I guess that’s what happens when the original site says we’re not taking new customers over a period of more than three weeks.)

Drop us a line and we’ll get you on the calendar more quickly than we’ve ever been able to before!

 

RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co. | Week of 30 Jan. ’12

8-1/2
“Enough of symbolism and these escapist themes of purity and innocence.”

Site Update Continues. Beta-Testing Ongoing.

Your patience is — as always — appreciated.

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Hey there where ya goin’, not exactly knowin’, who says you have to call just one place home. He’s goin’ everywhere, B.J. McKay and his best friend Bear. He just keeps on movin’, ladies keep improvin’, every day is better than the last. New dreams and better scenes, and best of all I don’t pay property tax. Rollin’ down to Dallas, who’s providin’ my palace, off to New Orleans or who knows where. Places new and ladies, too, I’m B.J. McKay and this is my best friend Bear.

Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem and no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-team.

Children of the sun, see your time has just begun, searching for your ways, through adventures every day. Every day and night, with the condor in flight, with all your friends in tow, you search for the Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… wishing for The Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… some day we will find The Cities of Gold. Do-do-do-do ah-ah-ah, do-do-do-do, Cities of Gold. Do-do-do-do, Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… some day we will find The Cities of Gold.

RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co. | Week of 23 Jan. ’12

Someone may ask the question, why are you blogging? Why not just have a website. At this point, I’m beginning to ask myself the same question.

One reason I’m doing this is because as long as the business is open and thriving, and as long as I’m the sole proprietor, it’s going to be a business that reflects me as much as I reflect it. The ease of the blogging platform should allow me to create and copy a stock post from which to copy a top-level, non-date-relevant post that I can use when I don’t feel like updating the site, but need to keep the top content relevant.

It should also remind me to TAKE PICTURES of our jobs. Or steal Hoppers off the internet. Or animated .gifs.

lebowski
that creep can roll, man.

Barnaby The Bear’s my name, never call me Jack or James, I will sing my way to fame, Barnaby the Bear’s my name. Birds taught me to sing, when they took me to their king, first I had to fly, in the sky so high so high, so high so high so high, so – if you want to sing this way, think of what you’d like to say, add a tune and you will see, just how easy it can be. Treacle pudding, fish and chips, fizzy drinks and liquorice, flowers, rivers, sand and sea, snowflakes and the stars are free. La la la la la, la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la, la la la la la la la la la la la la la, so – Barnaby The Bear’s my name, never call me Jack or James, I will sing my way to fame, Barnaby the Bear’s my name.

Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy. Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye. He’s got style, a groovy style, and a car that just won’t stop. When the going gets tough, he’s really rough, with a Hong Kong Phooey chop (Hi-Ya!). Hong Kong Phooey, number one super guy. Hong Kong Phooey, quicker than the human eye. Hong Kong Phooey, he’s fan-riffic!

Knight Rider, a shadowy flight into the dangerous world of a man who does not exist. Michael Knight, a young loner on a crusade to champion the cause of the innocent, the helpless in a world of criminals who operate above the law.

RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co. | Week of 16 jan. ’12

Weekly updates should feature things like…

  • “Hey, last week we did THIS thing for the first time…”
  • We served new customers in THESE neighborhoods…
  • Cool products from So-and-so were fun to install
  • We’re completely book this week — or —
  • We’ve got appointments available on Wednesday and Friday. If it’s Wednesday and you’re reading this, we probably book appointments and were too busy to update the blog.

In addition to sharing photos of things we snapped with the iPhone. iPhone; the official smartphone of RUSSIAN HILL HANDYMAN Co.

Children of the sun, see your time has just begun, searching for your ways, through adventures every day. Every day and night, with the condor in flight, with all your friends in tow, you search for the Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… wishing for The Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… some day we will find The Cities of Gold. Do-do-do-do ah-ah-ah, do-do-do-do, Cities of Gold. Do-do-do-do, Cities of Gold. Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah… some day we will find The Cities of Gold.

Hey there where ya goin’, not exactly knowin’, who says you have to call just one place home. He’s goin’ everywhere, B.J. McKay and his best friend Bear. He just keeps on movin’, ladies keep improvin’, every day is better than the last. New dreams and better scenes, and best of all I don’t pay property tax. Rollin’ down to Dallas, who’s providin’ my palace, off to New Orleans or who knows where. Places new and ladies, too, I’m B.J. McKay and this is my best friend Bear.

This is my boss, Jonathan Hart, a self-made millionaire, he’s quite a guy. This is Mrs H., she’s gorgeous, she’s one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way, my name is Max. I take care of both of them, which ain’t easy, ’cause when they met it was MURDER!