contractor
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jordan Barab

“Dear PoPville,

We are in the process of doing a significant amount of work to our house. We did a ton of research, interviews, checked on work, etc. Things had been moving along swimmingly and then near Thanksgiving started to slow up. Now there is little to no work being done, we are two months behind schedule, and I’m getting no response from my builder.

I’ve stopped writing checks but we’ve already paid roughly 35k in work (finish utilities and drywall) that hasn’t been done and I’m getting worried that my builder is literally getting ready to leave town this summer (without getting overly specific I’m quite certain he is relocating out West). (more…)

tax time
Photo by PoPville flickr user StreetsofWashington

“Do you have any good recommendations for a solid but affordable accountant in the area? I’m dipping my toes into the self-employed world for the first time and need someone to help me get my business up and running. The more recent posts seem more focused on tax preparation than small business setup.”

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wedding
Photo by PoPville flickr user Eric Spiegel

“We’re getting married this summer and I would love recommendations for someone who will come to my home and do hair and makeup?”

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butts
Photo by PoPville flickr user laurabl

“I’m a Washington, D.C.-based artist who’s currently working on a new project, which will involve used cigarettes. I’m reaching out to PoPville because I wanted to ask if anyone would like to send any my way.

It doesn’t matter if the cigarettes are big or small. Please, no wet or formerly soggy cigarettes. Also, no unraveled cigarettes.

If you’d like to see some of my earlier work, you can check out my website here. I have been featured in galleries like Rhizome and Fondo del Sol, and soon will be a part of East City Art’s EMULSION show.

If anyone would like to get in touch with me, please email [email protected].”

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shoe shine
Photo by PoPville flickr user Andrew Pasko-Reader

“Does anyone know of any good shoe shine stands? I typically head down to Union Station where they do a good shine for about $10. But it’s a little bit of a hassle heading down there just for a quick shine. Was curious if others knew of any other options in the NW area. Thanks much!”

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soundproof
Photo by PoPville flickr user Beau Finley

“Dear PoPville,

Question for the community: does anyone have recommendations for a contractor to soundproof my condo? I saw previous posts in years past on the subject but not a lot of people responded to the posts with names of contractors and instead gave noise cancelling suggestions like earplugs, fans, and materials. I’m looking for contractor referrals specifically. Do you mind posting the question to the community? Thanks a ton!”

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contractors
Photo by PoPville flickr user Erinn Shirley

“I researched your site and saw that his thread was posted back in 2011 so I’m hoping some of the readers have new recommendations as I am actively seeking a reputable 203k general contractor for a home in about to purchase.”

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artist
Photo by PoPville flickr user Jeffrey Morris

“I am doing a book for my nieces and nephews about their grandmother who passed away before they were born and would love to have some illustrations done to go along with the book. Does anyone have any interest or know of someone? I am open on the price range. Would love to have this done by September if possible. Hired a writer a few years ago so the story parts are done.”

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electric vehicle
Photo by PoPville flickr user María Helena Carey

“We live in Brookland and only have access to street parking in front of our house. I’d like to buy a little electric car like a Nissan Leaf, but I’m not sure how I’d charge it. Is anyone aware of a city program to make car charging easier? Does anyone have an electric car and charge it somewhere other than through their garage?”

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stand with vulnerable
Photo by PoPville flickr user Lorie Shaull

“I live on Maryland Avenue NE and yesterday noticed someone had vandalized the Sasha Bruce House, most likely on Saturday night. On the second story someone had spray painted a bunch of swastikas. The Sasha Bruce House is a group home providing help and guidance to homeless teenagers. If you’re interested, the Washington Post did a great piece on it a few months ago. The vandalism is horrible, and has left me with a feeling of uneasiness- being in a liberally dominant environment like DC has made me feel safer and away from hatred associated with Donald Trump, but this isn’t the case anymore.

Here’s my question, and it feels a little silly- what can I do? I’m donating money to the charity on their site but am wondering if anyone knows how vandalism gets dealt with in DC. Is the home in charge of paying for it to be removed? Does it make sense to call and ask? ”

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