Today I (kind of) completed a project that has been needed for many months now. I have a crawl space under my house. The primary access door is in great shape but the secondary access door (so secondary that I have never used it) had literally rotted off its hinges, making it convenient access mostly fer critters. Here's what it looked like before.
Yesterday I went to Lowe's at lunch and purchased the $15 worth of lumber and hardware necessary to replace this myself. After a short time spent sawing and hammering here is the new improved access door.
OK, so it still needs to be primed and painted, but the basics are completed. Really this was a simple thing but everytime I do something like this I get a huge feeling of accomplishment! I really like being self-sufficient. Some folks I know wonder why I do things myself. I'll tell you. 1. It's cheaper. I could have hired someone to do this for $75 or $100 but easily did it myself for $15 (and enough lumber left over to knit a pair of socks)! 2. Because I have half a brain and I had half an hour. 3. Because I really like the fact that I can do things like this.
Wanna see some killer tomato plants?
I'm using my Earthbox for them this year (www.earthbox.com) because the stupid black walnut tree in my backyard is so toxic it's hard to plant any veggies anywhere near the house. I would love to have it removed (no, that is NOT a DIY project!) but it is a bit cost-prohibitive.
HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!