It takes a village…of support services

This past week I had the chimney cleaned in my new house so I am ready for winter.  As I filed the bill, I started enumerating all of the businesses with whom I have had to establish relationships this past year after moving to a new place.  I list them in chronological order, to the best of my memory:  Banker, Insurer, Realtor, Doctor, Auto-fixer, Dentist, Dry-cleaner, Mortgage holder, Lawyer, Roofer, Plumber, Carpenter, Pest controller, Tree trimmer, Heating and cooling provider and maintainer, Oil provider, Generator checker, Propane provider, Electrician, House-cleaner, Computer fixer, Grass-cutter, Hair-dresser, Chimney sweeper, Landscaper, Tailor.

I still need a gutter cleaner, snow shoveler, and optometrist, but there is a limit to the number of new relationships I can handle.


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