I am in the middle of a home improvement project, of a sort. I am building shelves from my bedroom. And while I was under the impression that such a thing was supposed to be a cost saving mechanism...here I am about $300 to $400 into the hole for a couple pieces of wood on the wall. As America itself has shown us, liberty does indeed have its price....and it is worth every penny.
This isn't the first thing I have built from scratch. I removed and replaced my deck in Hayward about a year ago, which involved such interesting adventures as (1) Finding 20-year-old toys under the old deck, (2) hiring a day laborer off the streets of Hayward to assist in the hammering, and (3) realizing that I like building shit.
There truly is some innate satisfaction with doing something yourself...and seeing a product sitting before you that you created. YOU...the person who might not even be able to change a lightbulb.
So, my shelves are presently in the garage...drying after the second stage of staining...and they are awaiting to be sealed.
And this project has made me think about other things I could do for myself, but presently don't or haven't. I'll let you figure out which ones are real (which wont be tough. I am speaking to myself since no one reads my blog.):
(1) Fix My Own Car
(2) Small, Elective Surgeries...and some larger non-elective ones
(3) Create a police state in my home and lower the terror-threat level to green so that I don't have to show up the airport three hours early for a one-hour flight that ends up being two-hours late (no...I'm not bitter)
(4) Whacking People (I have been watching a lot of Oz, recently)
(5) Buy and Sell My Own Homes
(6) Buy Stock (I did this one a few weeks ago!)
(7) Do laundry instead of taking things to the dry cleaner
(8) Use poison instead of blunt objects (see number 7)
(10) And last but not least: Fellatio. (I really want to do that myself)