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Introducing myself and my journal: Thrilled to find out about you

About Me:
I work in renovation, voice over recording, and I like to write. I am amazed when people are surprised by a middle aged woman in paint splattered clothes. Until they know me, I am asked in building supply stores if "I'm doing a little painting today". I will say that, once it is known, that I'm a professional, I receive a lot of respect from the "brothers" who are the kindest people in the world. I am also asked by women how I came to this and my response is that as a single mother who was fortunate enough to own my house I had to learn the trades to float the boat, if you'll pardon the cliche. It took a while to gain the confidence to venture out and I have a wonderful partner who joined me and from whom I have learned so much. He can literally build anything.
There are very few impediments in building trades for women. We can do it. We are respected and there is nothing more incredible than being trusted to be in someone's home. The layers of history, that little embarrassed look when a particular piece of art that they or their grandparent made, how clean and special a house is.

My Passions:
Kindness, fair play, work for decent wages, environment.

My Areas of Expertise:
building repair, voice over


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Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

Its so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fun time with your new online friends. I know that you will find this to be a positive experience and I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.

Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!


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Hello Handy Chick,

Welcome to PulseWire.

We are a vibrant online community and I'm sure you will enjoy exploring the many groups and features available.

If you have questions, feel free to contact me and I will help you make the most of PulseWire.

Best wishes,


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