The Joy Of Building Things

For most of my life, roughly 38 years of it to be exact, I’ve never been what you would call “mechanically inclined”.  I wasn’t “handy” with anything.  When things broke I dreaded having to call someone to fix it.  I stayed away from any activity that required me to use my hands.  It’s not like I didn’t have amble opportunity when I was younger to learn these things. Continue reading

Flexing My DIY Muscles

Since I bought my first foreclosure and set about rehabbing the bathroom, living room and exterior of the house I’ve developed some serious do-it-yourself (DIY) skills.  These weren’t skills I brought to the table from the beginning.  I had to learn them out of necessity because it was how I was going to make my housing costs profitable in the long run. Continue reading