I had several jobs done by Cat, both small and large, spread out over the course of a couple of years. She always arrived when scheduled, left our home and property at least as clean as she found it, and stayed until she had ensured we had any needed facilities operational. Had she not moved from the area I have no doubt our professional relationship would have continued.
I believe the first project we hired Cat for was such an insignificant task we had a horrible time getting anyone to even show up to look at it, let alone agree to do it. Cat not only arrived when scheduled, had the tools necessary, but then actually agreed to the task at an extremely reasonable price and crawled around in our very hot very cramped attic crawl space to relocate our cable line to the opposite wall of our living room.
We next had her back for a small remodel to our kitchen. We had a filtered water line added to our refrigerator on the opposite wall from the water source, countertop and undermount sink including a hard wired garbage disposal, and new vinyl flooring laid. We were extremely pleased with the result.
To list a few of the smaller projects I can recall; we had her go to our rental property, power wash graffiti off and then repaint the privacy fence surrounding the property, all the while negotiating the snarling snapping head belonging to our tenants very nasty dog that was periodically popping under the fence. We had all of our outside lights rewired and replaced; doorways and pathway. And a section of our roof fascia and soffit replaced and repainted due to rot.
The larger projects were the previously mentioned kitchen and our main bathroom. In the bathroom we had pretty much everything redone except for the walls. Cat leveled the floor and then tiled it with 1 x 1 ceramic tile Id chosen and also installed it in my requested diamond pattern cutting each tile individually to form the half diamond border. I had purchased new fixtures for the shower and sink which she installed and the old toilet was removed and new toilet put in its place.
As you can see we were very happy with the work that Cat had done for us and were very disappointed when she left the area. We still havent been able to find a replacement with the diversity of skills and reasonable rates, not to mention the reliability. And while Im not a timid person or sexist in nature; both my husband and I felt a little more comfortable having a woman working in our home, both when I was here with the kids alone and when no one was here at all.