He doesn't even live around the corner.
Nick, the handyman*, turned up yesterday while I was renovating the colour of my links. He fixed the light fitting in the bathroom after phoning a friend called "Sparky". Then he overfixed the toilet cistern. It used to be the inlet valve would not completely close because the float arm touched the top of the cistern before it was filled, leading to a constant hydrodynamic noise in the background of our domestic life. Now, instead, all is quiet (which is good) because no water flows into the cistern at all (which is not good). All this only two weeks after he said he would do it; which was a month after he was asked to do it; which was two months after the problem was reported to the Real Estate Agent, the second time.
*Actual man may not be handy.