Anyways, Thumbtack.com put me in touch with TOM ZYMOWSKI, 512 815 2301 and he is amazing and so affordable.
replaced two smoke alarms,
replaced 1 thermostat,
replaced 2 toilet valves,
repaired a loose porch light fixture
FLUSHED the water heater,
repaired a stuck window, and
painted my inside garage+ tape and float ceiling for labor costs~400.00 I paid for parts.
He'll be my regular annual handyman from now on. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.