Hi, my name is Dave and I live in the Twin City area of Minnesota. I grew up on a farm in the western suburbs, but now don't get out there much to help out.
I consider myself a reluctant do-it-yourselfer because I'd rather not have the problems to begin with. But, when they appear I try to find the best approach to fix the problem (by myself if possible). I also try to do most of my own maintenance on the house, lawn, equipment, automobiles, etc.
Many times I get caught up on details that you just don't know when you're not a pro. So, thank you all for the insightful posts that help us struggle through a project that may take an experienced person minutes to accomplish!