I love watching shows on TLC.
Right now it’s Property Ladder, which is a show about people buying and flipping houses, people who can’t find their asses in the dark with both hands.
They buy these houses that need some degree of work done to them with the plan of making A TRILLION DOLLARS IN EIGHT WEEKS.
And then they start ripping things out without A Plan.
Only they don’t know how to operate power tools. Or they forget to measure before they pull out the old tub (heavy and original to the house) and buy a new one (modern and garden sized). Which does not fit.
Then somebody wigs out.
They get all excited about sheetrock and have it put up all over the place, covering exposed wiring, and then they lie awake for a few nights, worried that it’s a hazard before they freak out and call an electrician.
They rip out all the new sheetrock, get the wiring redone, and put in more sheetrock.
It all kind of tickles me, because I know how to do many of those things, and more importantly, I know which of those things I don’t know how to do, so I enlist help.
I also know I can’t afford to buy a second house, so I’m safe from that craziness. For now.
And besides, I’ve chosen a different craziness for my golden years.