||12-28-2006 05:04 PM
Greetings from a newbie
My name is Mike.
I'm a married 30-something who owns a 100 year old bungalow in Minneapolis with my wife. We are undertaking several projects, one at a time. These will eventually include a bathroom, kitchen, basement, and bedroom. We are currently starting the basement. We have already finished a front porch and some odds and ends.
I have some experience from growing up with a DIY father, and assisting with some other remodeling projects. I don't really have any formal training, but have decent basic carpentry skills and a working knowledge of electrical systems. I also have a good friend who is a plumbing contractor, so he consults on all plumbing projects.
I take instruction, and follow directions well. I also know when to ask questions, and I tend to research very carefully before doing anything at all. I work on projects between my job, and hunting, fishing, and backpacking trips. I travel for work, so I am guranteed 1 full week at home out of every 4 weeks. On my home weeks, I only have to keep a phone on, so I can usually work on things for the entire week.
I just wanted to say hi, and thank everyone in advance for any help.