Originally Posted by Martsing
My inclination for doing the work myself is directly proportional to the amount of hind end pain involved and the urgency of the need.
I would just as soon pay someone to do work than do it myself.
Same. There are things I CAN do, but chose not to.
I'll pay to have drywall work done, because I hate it.
I'm going to pay this coming spring for a handyman to install an attic vent fan. I don't fit through my attic access easily, its murder on my back, and there's bats up there, so screw that!
I've paid to have a new headgasket installed on a car, even though I'm capable of it. I'll change a radiator or alternator, but I value my personal time, and I'm willing to pay a few hundred bucks to not spend my weekends bent over a car engine.
I won't pay for basic maintenance. I change my own oil, antifreeze, etc. Its easy, and I find it silly to pay someone and then sit there and wait in the waiting room for the same amount of time it would have taken had I just done it myself.
I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty on my travel trailer. I just installed a light in a storage area, last week.