I have a confession to make. I’m thinking about hiring out my next construction project again. It feels like a great betrayal of my inclination to do things on my own and save money, but when I had someone do the dormers for me last year, it was just so . . .
I didn’t have to scramble to figure out what I was doing. I didn’t have to teach myself the right way to get something done and then figure out how to apply that knowledge in real life. I didn’t have to have this gnawing dread at the back of my head that something I was doing was going to go wrong.
I also didn’t have to be off gallivanting on my roof, afraid I was going to fall down and break something any minute. So there’s that . . .
What am I looking at right now? Basically insulating and finishing off the ceiling of my addition. And it’s not that I just am feeling lazy. It’s that a whole bunch of it is really high off the ground, and I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to get that high up to put up the boards.
Writing that, i do see that maybe I’m just wanting to take the easy way out too much. With a bit of scaffolding or even some ladders, I’m pretty sure I could make it there . . .
See, this is what happens. I think about a project that needs doing, and then I think about the actual steps involved, and then I convince myself that I can do all those steps on my own, because why in the world would I want to pay someone to do it for me? I suppose the fact that I’m beginning to consider paying other people says that I’m either coming to my senses or getting to the point where my time is worth more to me than my money.
There are worse points to be getting to, I suppose . . .
What will I decide to do? No clue still. I’m only in the “pondering” stage at the moment. I’m also pondering my way into figuring out which bunk beds to get my daughters. And deciding if this is the year we take down the huge tree in the backyard.
Lots of big money ponders. Stay tuned . . .