Re: DIY can drive you nuts
Years ago, I redid the plumbing in an old farm house. I ran pex tubing beccause it was the easiest way to run pipes between walls and around corners. Tubing was cheap, connectors cheap, the tool to crimp the parts was $120.00. I may have to dig it out once or twice a year, for other jobs, but it beats cutting and gluing or trying to solder parts together. Helped a neighbor repair a slate roof. He was dumbfounded that I had the slate knife and tools to remove the old cracked slates and cut the new slate and put the nail holes in it. Something I saw done in the 1950's and had not done myself since high school days.
Learning new skills is a sort of hobby with me that I began back in high school days.