Talk about signs, this one was a bit out there.
I’m trying to get this bloody house finished so I was googling renderers to finish the brickwork, there was one there called Simon Williams (how weird that he would have your name)! Princess Child said I wasn’t to call him … so I rang four others, one was too busy and the other three didn’t do the work anymore, I asked if they could recommend anyone else, two said “Simon Williams”. I gave in and left messages for another two plus the Williams bloke.
The only one who called backed? You guessed it. Simon Williams.
He arrived today to do the quote, he walked in and said he’d watched the house being built because he was working on a place behind it, and he’d always meant to knock on the door and ask if we’d like him to quote on the job.
I was under strict instructions from Princess to not tell him he had the same name as my dead husband, and I did try, really I did. But he took me to look at another house he had completed around the corner and as we were driving back he started saying, how he’d do a good job, and treat it like it was his own house and it got too much for me and I said “yeah you probably will, I need to tell you something really freaky”.
I started with “my husband was owner building our house but last year he drowned in a rock fishing accident and ….
“Oh my god” he interrupted “his name was Simon Williams”
“Well yes, it was”
“We had calls for days because people thought I was dead, I am the same age as your husband, I have kids and I’m a rock fisherman that fished at that spot”.
At which point I made him promise to never fish there again.
So anyway, I gave him the work, he starts in two weeks.
I’m presuming that’s what you wanted right?