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Speaking of repair, I’ve given up on calling Moscow’s highly unreliable handymen who charge way too much for the shoddy job they do. I sorted out tools, bought a good electric drill, invested into a toolbox, and have assumed this function myself.
One step towards self-sufficiency and contentment.