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How much do you usually pay for that service?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You think that.

I personally like paying people to do things for me so I don't have to.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I'm with you on this. I know there are people that do not think like me but "home" is where I go to relax and pursue leisure activities not a place I want anything resembling work to happen. My brother is the opposite of me; he's a union clock puncher and takes great pride in doing things like installing a new toilet. It's not that these things are technically that difficult it's just jobs always snowball and never are completed without hitches. No thanks, I'll pay some other clock puncher to do things for me.

It really depends on what the task is. If it's incredibly annoying, messy, time consuming, or requires significant skill, I'll hire someone for sure. If it's something straightforward, its probably easier to just do it myself, and I sometimes find it relaxing to do something concrete and hands-on like that.

As an example: Sand and refinish floors, or anything involving in-wall plumbing? Fuck no, that's a mess, and I'm not spending a week crawling around on the floor. Replace a toilette, install/replace a light fixture, do light sheetrock work? I'll just do it myself.
post #6783 of 11541
I did down-to-the-studs renos of my kitchen and bathroom. While I do derive a fair amount of satisfaction from having done so, I think the projects have essentially cured me of any desire to work on my house again.
post #6784 of 11541
Light fixture I'll do. As I spent a few summers drywalling that I'll do too. Pretty much anything else I'm hiring someone.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I'm with you on this. I know there are people that do not think like me but "home" is where I go to relax and pursue leisure activities not a place I want anything resembling work to happen. My brother is the opposite of me; he's a union clock puncher and takes great pride in doing things like installing a new toilet. It's not that these things are technically that difficult it's just jobs always snowball and never are completed without hitches. No thanks, I'll pay some other clock puncher to do things for me.

I get a kind of satisfaction out of it that is probably comparable to another's leisure, but part of it is frustration with seeing the results of a ham-handed installation.

There are many situations in a house where if one were to put a slight bit of extra effort it would have a great effect on the end result, but sometimes those things are very difficult to re-do after the fact. Like adding insulation to ductwork.
post #6786 of 11541
i am indeed becoming a hipster.


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You're more of a hipster than me. I don't have tattoos and board shorts
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

You're more of a hipster than me. I don't have tattoos and board shorts

i'm not "that guy on the L train"
post #6789 of 11541
Wait, am I? confused.gif
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You guys both possess firmly entrenched hipster-esque qualities, so it is hard to say. Booth lives in Brooklyn--big points. And supposedly he wears a suit absolutely everywhere completely unironically, which is actually incredibly ironic, so again, big points. But Gome only wears bright green or yellow pants. His haircut also gets way more hipster cred.
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Come on people, they're BOARD SHORTS


Am I wearing them now? Yes.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Come on people, they're BOARD SHORTS


Am I wearing them now? Yes.

I've never seen you in normal pants.
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My wife and I have been looking at prices on two-bedroom apartments in Manhattan for the past few months. Startling and depressing.

Last night, we made the mental leap to the suburbs and are now scoping out Westchester.
post #6794 of 11541
Sounds about right.
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

Sounds about right.

Westchester or you not wearing grown-up pants?
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