The Oracle Racing AC45 catamarans practice near the Golden Gate Bridge.
(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

There aren’t many jobs that afford you views like this one in the middle of the work day — and while no one on the staff took this photo, there were a number of times where one of us was passing from Pacific Heights to the Marina through the Presidio, and we grabbed a cup of coffee near West Beach and caught Larry Ellison’s guys on the water, getting set for last fall’s America’s Cup World Series races.

In addition to being pretty skilled at hanging televisions, repairing drywall and upgrading light fixtures, a few of us are pretty good sailors (at least we used to be), but racing isn’t really our strongest suit. That said, we’re all looking forward to the AC72 finals this summer while loathing the inevitable traffic, glitter and general mayhem that’s sure to accompany it. For the moment, we’re just relishing a decent Sierra snowpack and the fall-off in our temporary tourist population that comes with January’s wet weather.

This update — concluding the work week of December 31st — lets you know that we’re completely booked for the upcoming week of January 7th, but that we are taking new customer requests for the following week of the 14th, during which there are a “smattering” of available appointments from which to choose. Please drop us a line on the “Request Service” page, and we’ll let you know when and if we can help you with your Handyman-type Projects.

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