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Old 07-29-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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So, we knocked down a wall, put up a soffit, put in pot lights, got rid of the stucko, laid hardwood, painted, new baseboards....oh, while you're at it, change the plumbing, before the ceiling goes back up...Oh, the shed door is now rotten and needs replacing...pointless buying one, you might as well build it...What about some storage units in the playroom?...Don't forget the fence you haven't built yet...

I dare say once I'm done she'll want to sell up and go somewhere else. Somewhere at a good price that just needs 'a little' bit of work done to it!!!

Somebody shoot me!!!

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:56 PM   #2
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No it never ends, at least not for me. I'd probably be bored if it did and it's just a part of home ownership. We're on our 3rd house, the first two required some work, but our 3rd has been a project home. We're planning to stay in our current home for decades, and have been here 14 years already, so we'll probably be re-doing things we've already done before soon (like painting).

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Old 07-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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beats paying rent and always remember...always enjoy the projects have fun doing it and space your time and never repeat never go to HD/LOWES on a saturday that is work day....so plan.if you go on saturdays the sunday turns into sunday and your dragging your butt into work on monday
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If it did, I would not have any justificantion for my tools or big garage.....

Is it not a type of 'job security'?
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Old 07-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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Nope, never ends. In fact, in my house, bad DIY work from previous owners leads to more DIY work for present owners.

The way it works:

1. Find something in your house that needs fixing / looks bad / is dangerous / all of the above.
2. Say to yourself "I can do better than that!"
3. Tear it out, realize that 3 other things tangentially related to the item in 1 are screwed up, and you can't do it right until those 3 things are done right.
4. Start fixing one of the 3 other things, then realize IT has 3 other things tangentially related to it that also need fixing for it to be done right. One of these things will involve the foundation.
5. Partake in despair and soul-searching.
6. Repeat steps 1-5 until you achieve DIY enlightenment and peace with the facts that nothing is perfect, that sometimes good enough is the best you can do, and that some flaws can be called "character" that make your home the unique construction that it is.
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A wise old man told me that LIFE (not just home repair) is all about maintenance. If you think about it, he's right.......you have to maintain your car, your house, your family, your relationships...........
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"If you have a house - you have a hobby"
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It never ends. Only gets worse. Bought my first house (a new one) in 1976. We are in our tenth (and hopefully last) one. My wife and I built it almost entirely by ourselves. She was the GC and I was all the subs (that's her version). Can't get more DIY than that. Now I'm remodeling our garage into an art studio for her.
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Take a drive around and see some of the homes that no DIY has been done on for years. Shingles shot, peeling paint, flower beds full of weed, broken windows, ECT.
Would you want to live there?
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I've been in the car customization world for about 15 years, and whenever someone I know gets a car or truck exactly the way they want it, they sell it. There's no point if you can't tinker with it. Same goes with homes.
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It's how I relax after a busy week.

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