We were quite ambitious with these two DIY projects. Being longtime DIYers we decided we’d rather replace our roof ourselves than pay someone else A LOT to do it. My daddy and our son helped. We had already replaced the roof on our first house, but it was a small, one story ranch so that was a lot different.
As if the roof wasn’t bad enough, the next year we decided we would paint it ourselves, too. It did save a lot of money, no doubt, but both projects took a lot longer than we had anticipated. My husband had purchased a paint sprayer or we wouldn’t have attempted painting the exterior of our house. It was a lifesaver, too. I can’t even imagine painting the whole thing with a brush or roller. 😳
During the process of roofing we lost my mother-in-law. And during the house painting project we lost my daddy. So it was hard times for sure. That, along with working and daily life in general, was the reason for some of our delays.
Now they are both complete and I told my husband that I have officially retired from such difficult projects. 😄 Maybe when we downsize to something smaller. We’ll see…🤔
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