As I drove home in my newly warranted car this morning, I reflected on my gratitude to have around me trustworthy experts in almost every necessary field.
David Jones Motors keeps my 16 yr old Mitsubishi running well and they don't rip me off. They also explain technical matters simply for me.
Martin Geddes my dentist of the last couple of years is probably the best dentist I've ever had. Newly out from Scotland and speaking with a delightfully reassuring burr, he is proficient and efficient, careful and kind, and as I lay in his chair thingie this week while he refilled and reshaped a previously heavily filled tooth, I was mindful of how different going to the dentist is now from some of my experiences.
Peter Bannister has done stunning ophthalmic work on me, Greg Beacham continues to keep the main body engines working smoothly.
Ron Allen is a builder whose workmanship is beyond "trade" and almost into "art".
I've also had a good experience this year with a plumber, and am on the track of a good odd-job man.
All in all, I'm blessed by these people who are passionate about their work, and whose workmanship deserves loud and long applause.
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