It may have taken over three months, but I eventually got around to finishing the structured wiring in the master bedroom. A this blistering pace, the stair railing may get painted sometime within the next decade.
Where has my ambition gone? Why am I so pathetic? How do I get my motivation back?
About the Author
I consider myself to be an average home-owner. In 1996, when I was in my late twenties, I purchased my first house in a working class neighbourhood. Once I realized the extremely high cost of hiring professionals, and inspired by PBS home improvement shows like This Old House and Home Time, I soon recognized the value of doing things for myself. As I gained confidence, I tackled bigger projects and had reasonable success. I am far from an expert. I am basically self-taught in most areas of home renovating. I will be the first to admit that, for me, many projects have had a steep learning curve. I believe in doing things right the first time, and will spend a lot of time pondering the best way to do something. I tackle most projects using what I learn from reliable sources on the Internet, books, magazines, and from numerous home improvement shows on television. I believe my workmanship is on par with many professionals, even if my speed lags far behind. Most importantly, I know my limitations. There is no shame in calling in the pros when the project is overwhelming. http://thumbandhammer.com