Glenn...I was 40 years old until I got into DIY!
I spent 24yrs in the military, so had no need for DIY. If there was something wrong with the house, all I needed was a working phone! I make the call, and the 'professional' was around in a couple of days to fix the problem!
Now we have brought our first home! And I have DIY projects everywhere! 2 years in, and I am not close to finishing (so many people have told me that I'll never be finished!), I have a list of jobs completed, and an even bigger list of "jobs to do"! Everything from hanging a picture on the wall, to knocking down walls!
I am by no means an expert, and I very much "learn from my mistakes"! By the time I finish a particular job, I sit back look at it and say "If only I knew at the beginning of the project, what I know now"
Hates: Not having enough time for all the jobs
Loves: DeWalt tools!
Right...Let's find out some good tips and/or post some "Help!" comments.