…and an unemployed female.
Over the weekend, I got a bee in my bonnet and decided to finish my dressing table. I’ve been using it for a good while, without handles on the drawers. Since it was white, and then blue at one stage of it’s life, I spent some time on getting it ot it’s original wood – looked spectacular. While it was blue though, it had modern silver handles on the drawers. After all the paint was removed I saw what the original handles looked like from the outline in the wood. Who took it off and when that happened, I had no idea, but the old people were strange creatures.
So, this is what it looked like before I completed it on Sunday.
And this is what it looked like after. With all the tools still there – before cleanup. Not to mention the dog that sat next to me on the carpet the whole time I was working 😉
With a during close up.
Reason for this post is the following.
Of course I posted a picture on FB using my gorgeous iPhone. Had to brag with somebody!!
And today my stalwart friend, Helen, suggested I rent out my handywoman services to other females that might be in the same boat as me, but without the know-how on how to fix their own stuff. Or, they might not want to paint their own walls, or find the idea of changing a plug or hanging a picture not too their liking.
I’m not a realy handyman. I can’t really build or do anything major. But the little things that needs doing in a house? I can do those. But not many females can. And there are any number of them out there that either can not or will not do the menial things that men usually do.
Then they go look for a handyman, and I, personally, have met one of them that thought – “Aha!!! A lone, recently divorced woman! Ripe for the plucking – she’ll be an easy mark…” Fortunately for me, he was just a random arsehole and I was quite happy with not having a man at that stage so I did not fall for his wiles – but how many other women has he caught?
And that’s what Helen suggested I target. Females that don’t really want random men on their premises. That would rather have a fellow woman do things that she can’t do herself.
Of course, me being a female myself, I can already see that most females are not quite comfortable with other females being more capable than they are, and as such might not want that kind of service.
From a female perspective.
Would you pay another chick to paint your walls, or restore your old chair? Or declutter your house?
This is what Helen wrote on my FB page just now…
So test the waters with friends and neighbours whilst ya still “unemployed” …. as I say, think & PRAY about it … You have a HUGE amount of TALENT in MANY areas – maybe now is the time to tap into the resources our Lord has provided you with ……