…is a home owner ever FINISHED working on his/her home. As much as we love living in our home in the oneacrewoods we know there will come a day when we will sell, move and downsize. It’s on my mind these days and just this morning it was also on the husband’s mind. He came to me asking about a list that we should make of all the needed repairs. The list is in my head – no problem there. The problem lies in finding the available manpower.
Several years ago when the husband and I were talking about our future goals and bucket lists I mentioned how cool it would be to build a house of our own, with all our ideas for energy saving, all our favorite features, the perfect abode. He said he was looking forward to working possibly for another decade and wanted to come home each night and avoid stress, rest, watch TV, read. No house building. No, period. This is just a clue as to how interested he is in tackling any project involving crowbars, hammers and other such weapons of war.
That leaves me. I was reading my niece’s home renovation blog, http://www.missmeadowlawn.blogspot.com, and remembering how all my DIY projects had nearly ruined important parts of my body. One’s own labor is easiest on cash flow but there are definitely other costs. And of course, in making a decision on where manpower should come from you have to factor in the fun of it all. Definitely, hire someone.
This is only a partial list, I’m sure. Josh, you know who you are, you need to come over and give us a house inspection so we can get all the rest of the crucial things on it.
Oh, and the master bedroom still has only a temporary, painted, concrete floor because we want to renovate the master bath first. That is the logical order of doing things if you don’t want to mess up a nice, new cork floor. We decided that four or five years ago when we tore out the aged bedroom carpet. Waiting, waiting…
It really is a wonderful thing to own your own home and work on it yourself but I’m just sayin’ don’t think you’ll be finished with it anytime soon.