YA (Young Adult) has always had ideas about what our house needs: new cabinets, updated electrical sockets, new fence, a deck, new carpet on the front porch. You name a room, she can reel off several projects she thinks should be undertaken. I’m sure if we ever won the lottery, she would have half of it spent on home improvement before I could even cash the check!
So it didn’t surprise me last summer when she started talking about adding a tiled backsplash in the kitchen. Not wanting to take on a project like that, I resisted. Finally she suggested that SHE would do the backsplash. I still resisted; as a single mom I’ve heard the “I’ll do everything myself” promise many times.
It took a few months, but she finally convinced me this was a good idea. She did all the research, had a list of supplies in-hand when we went to Home Depot, borrowed the requisite tools from our handyman neighbor, watched videos on Youtube and got all set up. She did the whole job herself except for moving the electrical boxes out a bit to be flush with the new tile, which I handled. She didn’t ask for help at any point along the way.
Now, heaven help me, she wants to paint the kitchen cabinets!
What household repair would you like to outsource?