We both grew up with DIY parents. Our parents were born in the 1930's and people of that generation didn't hire much work done. I was raised on a farm and the only things we didn't do ourselves were major doctor visits plus my dad would call a vet for a sick horse or cow. My Dad even gave our cows some type of vaccinations, he had a syringe so big you could see the hole in the end. I didn't want to be close to that big "shot needle" when I was a kid. I crawled under the house with Dad for plumbing work and onto the roof when new shingles were installed. I handed my dad tools when he worked on trucks, cars, or tractors. I fetched glasses of cold tea and bologna and cheese sandwiches on white Wonder bread with mustard. I was well trained.
My own kids didn't get in on as much of that growing up because I was usually the one helping their SuperDad and handing him the tools. He likes me around when he's working, even when I'm only there for moral support. Years ago, our neighbor was talking to me about her husband and she said, "You guys do everything together". I was startled! I had no idea we were being watched, observed and envied. We've always been an awesome team in work or play. I think it builds a strong marriage, and we do plenty of both.
In 2015 we are opting for a "staycation" so we can tackle some expensive projects around the house. Some projects on our list this year are:
Painting the kitchen cabinets and adding glass to some cabinet doors (more pics when finished) I'm a little nervous about painting my own cabinets, advice anyone? My island turned out great, but I think the black covered easier than white. This project is going to take me a while.
Cleaning out the garage and trashing some stuff
Cleaning out some closets and donating some stuff
Replacing the upstairs water heater (we're going to hire some help on this one)
Replacing the bathtub, tile and vanity in the upstairs bathroom. Hallelujah!
Goodbye to this mess!
We had it "professionally" re-glazed and the guy was a scam artist!
Painting an upstairs bedroom
Painting the downstairs guest bedroom
After that, we will see how it's going, just reading the list makes me want to float in the pool with a cold drink. And I'll be doing my share of that for sure.
Once all the ice and snow is gone!
Team Sanders is pretty good at relaxing, but usually not until the work is done.
Much love and laughter,