This might not be what you want to read, but:
You didn't tell us what was wrong with the step or with the other little things.
If you tell us it's loose carpeting or just something that needs a kick, or a reset we can show you how to do,... Let's do that.
You didn't tell us what the Ford problem is.
I am in NO WAY saying your problems are trivial. I can't say they are because you haven't given us a chance to show/tell you how to handle/ignore it yourself.
Tell us what's up and maybe you can cancel both appointments.