My Thoughts

Well we’re in the home stretch now. The days are getting a little longer and the temps are getting a little more bearable. Which means only one thing: I will have to come out of hibernation soon and face the neglected yard work and general cleanup from winter storms. (Yes the Christmas tree is still propped up against the back fence.)

Personally, I don’t really feel that spring kicks in until after St. Patrick’s Day – as a kid it was always a turning point – the snow had melted, marble season was in full swing in the school yard, Easter was on the way (Lent was almost over) and we rode our bikes everywhere. Oh, to be in middle school again.

Anyone who knows me well knows of my obsession with HGTV – specifically Fixer Upper. So you can image how excited I was to meet a real life Chip Gaines, right here in Bellingham – his name Tony Jimenez. The company he’s run for the last 18 years is Tony’s Handyman – but don’t let the name fool you. Tony and his crew (20+ top notch tradesmen) can handle anything you throw at them: Flooring installation, roofing restoration and repair, interior & exterior painting, carpentry services, marble, ceramic and granite installation, kitchen and bathroom remodels, drywall, insulation and texture, gutter cleaning, landscape services and MORE! Tony’s can do it all. Take a look at their extensive portfolio on their website www.tonyshandy.net The pictures speak volumes of the quality work and craftsmanship Tony and his team bring to each job. Their claim: “No job is too small” – but what I find most impressive is that every job is “worry free”. Bonded. Licensed. Insured. This hard working team is lead by a boss who is proud to put his name on every job. Call Tony today. That’s his cell number in his ad on the back cover.
If the spring bug has bit you – and you have a few projects you’d like to tackle – call Tony today! Put that tax return to good use: Update the kitchen, paint the living room, build that pergola and patio you’ve been dreaming about. And don’t forget to mention that you heard about him in the ECHO.

Happy Birthday to all my favorite March Leprechauns: Grace, Taylor, Patrick, Stephanie and Liam. Here’s wishing you a VERY Happy Birth-MONTH! Go Green – Go Big or Go Home!

JAN 5 & 19 | FEB 2 & 16 | MARCH 9 & 23 | APRIL 6 & 20 |
MAY 4 & 18 | JUNE 8 & 22 | JULY 6 & 20 | AUGUST 10 & 24 |
SEPT 7 & 21 | OCT 5 & 19 | NOV 2 & 16 | DEC 7 & 21

Tami Johnson