US widower and veteran fights grief and PTSD by offering home repairs – for free | Mississippi

A retired US military veteran is coping with grief from his wife’s death and post-traumatic stress from fighting in the Vietnam war by providing daily handyman services to people in his community – for free.

Danny Chauvin is the so-called “honey-do dude” of Waveland, Mississippi, according to a CBS Evening News profile of him published Friday. He told the news program that one of his favorite parts of his marriage to his wife had been the small, mostly repair and building tasks she would ask him to complete around the house, which Americans colloquially refer to as “honey-do” jobs.


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Average Water Heater Installation And Replacement Cost – Forbes Home

Different types of water heaters are available on the market and the installation costs can vary depending on the specific type you choose. Below are the different types of water heaters and their average prices, so you can make the best decision for your home.


Tank water heaters are the traditional option, storing and constantly heating a supply of water. Storage tank water heaters are usually easier to install than tankless water heaters, which means they’re also typically less expensive. Storage tank water heaters can cost around $600 to $800, but costs vary on the size of the

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Home repair scammers working their way through Halton – Hamilton, Burlington and GTA

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) is issuing a warning to residents about a home repair fraud operating in the region.

The fraud involves contractors travelling door-to-door selling services that are unsolicited by a consumer. These services include but are not limited to chimney repair, general masonry work, step and driveway repairs and general debris cleaning or roof repairs and waterproofing.

The suspect may provide a quote with prices lower than market value and once a deal is reached, will ask fort a large cash payment.

Based on previous complaints, initial work may start, however the crew will not return

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Aging in Place Home Repairs Are One of the Biggest Costs to Seniors — 4 Ways To Save

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Housing costs might be an unexpected source of financial stress in retirement. An analysis by T. Rowe Price found that even though healthcare expenses often top retirees’ cost concerns, housing costs are both the top spending category and the top source of spending volatility.

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Within the housing expense category, home repairs and improvements could be a particularly tricky area to manage. It can be hard to know exactly when you’ll need

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Grafton Group has financial ‘firepower’ for €934m worth of deals, says new CEO – The Irish Times

The new chief executive of Grafton Group, Eric Born, said that the DIY retailer and builders merchants group has financial scope to pursue about £800 million (€934 million) of acquisitions, as it continues to generate strong levels of cash even as its pretax profit slid in the first six months of the year.

The Dublin-based company, which owns the Woodie’s retailing and Chadwicks merchant brands in the Republic, also operates across the UK, Netherlands and Finland, where it has more specialist distribution businesses. Mr Born, who took the helm at the end of last year, said the group’s focus is

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