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J4564482k

  1 month ago

Do you like D.I.Y - or do you get someone else to do it ....?

The weather is getting better so people are getting fired up to do some D.I.Y.

The elderly couple next door are getting their house ready for painting. She is up the ladder scraping the weather boards down, and he's on the roof cleaning the roof and spraying it with `Wet and Forget'. They're both in 80s.

The 70 year old lady across the road, was up and down her ladder, the other day - tying herself to her chimney - so she could water blast her roof.

My youngest sibling is here today, water blasting my house and footpath.

Me .... if I didn't have siblings, I'd be paying tradesmen to do all the D.I.Y work around here.

When I wasn't living with, or near siblings, I'd have school kids mowing my lawn, tradesmen water blasting the fence or house, companies coming to treat and clean my roof, plumbers in to fix taps and the like and the nice people at Age Concern around to change light bulbs, change fuses etc.

I pay them all for their hard work, of course, but I have absolutely no inkling on what to do, when things go wrong, and have no confidence in attempting anything like D.I.Y.

Do you do your own maintenance around the home?

Do you like D.I.Y?

Or do you get tradesmen in to do the work for you?
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Sawra

  1 month ago
Most of the times my husband does it. And our sons help. Reply
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farside1

  1 month ago
I do some, changing light bulbs, using permafill on cracks and so on. However a friend has a permanent 'kitty' I keep filled, and when she has spare time she arrives to do heavier stuff. My damaged leg has strong views on me and ladders. Reply
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