Most of my life I have been in the financial position that if I needed something done, I had to learn to do it myself. I have learned carpentry, plumbing, electrical wiring, gardening, masonry and automobile mechanics through books and manuals.
My work is not professional quality, but I have always been self-sufficient.
Yesterday I installed an Andersen Storm Door that I purchased from our local lumber company. There are three versions of this door; Rapid Install which takes 45 minutes, the Rapid 2 Install that takes two hours and the Professional Install that is not DIY recommended. I purchased the Rapid Install – 45-minute door, that comes mostly assembled.
I began the installation yesterday at 11-o-clock, on a damp, cold, overcast morning. Three hours later I completed the installation.
My wife always rolls her eyes when I am beginning a project and tell her how long I expect to take to complete.
I don’t doubt that this door can be installed in under one hour; but I’m fucking old. And that’s my story and I am sticking to it.