What kind of work does a
Guy Friday do?
I've been a homeowner for the past 20 years, and another 5 years before that. We had shop class in school so I've learned a bit. Dad and both Grandpas were pretty talented craftsmen. A little rubbed off on me. Overall I've learned how to fix a lot of things, do regular upkeep, minor repairs, appliance installations you get the idea. But I'm not a plumber, electrician or skilled craftsman by a long shot. If you don't have the time or the skill to keep your place in top shape - Call Guy Friday. If I'm not the guy for the job? I'll tell you!
Senior Stay in Home Support
Our parents today value every additional year they get to remain in their home. Having their kids around helps. But in many cases the kids have moved away. Guy Friday can be there for our older citizens. Whether it is doing home upkeep, shuttling them around town. Or even helping pare down those invaluable items that are hard to let go of as they prepare to downsize or move into a senior living environment.
Move In/Out Services
Guy Friday speaks fluent Ikea and most other build at home furniture and accessories.
We all know how much time and energy moving takes. It always takes longer to do a final moveout and cleaning than anyone figures. Sometimes you just need to have someone on the other end of a couch, or packing and hauling boxes while you sort what goes with you and what goes out.
Guy Friday will use the same level of care for packing up your personal items that you would.
Roof and gutter cleaning
As someone who has summited Mt. Rainier and spent my life skiing the steep and deep it's likely I am way more comfortable, and able to work efficiently on roofs and ladders than you are. Even if you have gutter guards it can be surprising to find thick moss growing in a gutter you assumed was running free and clear.
Gardening and Yard Improvement Projects
Gardening is a personal pleasure of Guy Friday's. Along the way I've learned new concepts like Permaculture. I've replaced lawns with large scale compost to low water ground cover projects. Built raised beds, and done major yard overhauls and then scheduled upkeep for customers.
I'm not a landscape architect, and don't try to compete with lawn care (blow and Go) crews. But I love building attractive, lasting, inventive projects.
Pet watching, walking and washing
Kenneling your dog gets pricy. If you are heading out of town I can stop by and provide care for your animals so they can stay at home while you are gone. My flexible schedule allows me to slip in slots of activities to where I can let them out in the morning, provide feeding, even take them for a walk. Monty here to the left
loved it when I took him to a self wash dog spa. Giving the pet owner a clean dog and one less task to squeeze into a busy day.
As a local guy who has tons of personal references I might just be the guy for you when you need to get out of town. The Bonus of hiring Guy Friday is that I will tackle your Honey Do list while you are gone. You double up and come home to a house with all your little projects done, refrigerator clean, pets excited to see you instead of you picking up an over excited pup when you return exhaused. Sounds like something you've never heard of other than getting one of your family member to take care of things while you are gone and they sure aren't cleaning your frig.
Hosting a Party but short on time or talent?
Guy Friday loves to throw a party. I can do the shopping, prep the foods and have everything ready for you to show up and be the star host, fresh and relaxed instead of ragged and cranky. My Pacific Potluck dinner has been a huge hit. A medley of fresh seafood, veggies and herbs that each guest builds into the unique meal wrapped in parchment paper. Half and hour later each guest digs into their own creation. Plus clean up is a snap! Lots of options - Call on Guy Friday!
Airport shuttle or Elder Care Transport
Sometimes relying on a cab or finding someone to take your mom or dad to an appointment when you can't get off work is a huge obstacle. Many of the Senior Care facilities only provide 1-2 monthly appointments without additional charges. Plus Guy Friday is available 24 hours a day with a little advance notice. A woman returning from another continent was so happy to see Guy Friday meet her at the Baggage claim late one night instead of playing Eugene Cab Roulette.
As for older folks needing transport Guy Friday will even drop you off for lunch downtown and run your errands while you dine with friends. Your personal concierge at your beck and call. Maintain your comfortable connection with friends an community after driving is no longer a good choice.