From a Wannabe DIYer to a REAL DIYer

Well, as previously blogged, we’re moving and all wheels are in motion to be out and in the new home by April 20th.

Needless to say, we’ve been busy! We’re doing quite a bit of work on the house, some of it we’re doing ourself, some of it is waaaaay outside my realm of expertise, so we’re hiring help. The projects we are doing are forcing me to step up my home repair/renovation skills. Which is great. I’ve always wanted the know-how to be able to fix most things on my own. And this new house is definitely forcing that…

So far, we’ve done the following…

  1. Lit the pilot in the gas fireplace
  2. Replaced overhead lights and an overhead fan
  3. Switched out numerous receptacles and light switches (including 3 ways)
  4. Fixed the garage door opener
  5. Replaced a toilet

I know what you’re thinking, “These are easy projects you should already know how to do.” I can’t argue there, you might be17457653_1228254270614975_4637691780439354418_n right, but fact of the matter is prior to now, I didn’t know how to do most of the items on that list. So, it’s been a small victory to say in less than a month’s time, I’ve already grown upon my home repair skills. But, can’t stop now, more will have to come. And it won’t be all victories, there are going to be plenty of days where things don’t go as planned, and items don’t get fixed as easy as I hope.  I’m far from a ‘Real DIYer’ at this point, but these are steps in the right direction. And there are plenty of steps left to get there…

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