I can do a lot on my own. A LOT. I mean I am up for a challenge most of the time, but can I do it all? Are there certain things you should leave up to the professionals? For example, I am lacking a gate and a section of fence. It seems simple enough, I mean it's just wood and nails right? And then there is the dog run I would like to put in and the doggie door. This list just keeps growing and growing. But I think that is part of being an adult and owning a home right? And you shouldn't HAVE to pay someone to do everything.....right?
So I have been talking to all my friends about "the fence and gate" project and 99.9% of them say I will help you, just wait till September:) Which is fine; I mean beggars can't be choosers. But as you all know I am very very impatient. So I decided to go to Parr Lumber myself and just check out what all I needed for the gate. Next thing I know the girl is telling me "oh honey, it is so simple. You can totally do it!" And I am nodding yes and feeling all sassy smart about how "I WILL BUILD MY OWN GATE." And things like "I don't need a man for this" are starting to come out of my mouth. No joke. I am all empowered and ready to tackle this gate. And next thing I know I am leaving the store with my car full of lumber and I am perplexed as to how I am going to actually start the project.
I unloaded my supplies I had just purchased, found a book on fence/gate building, and now I am planning. If you think you can then you can right? And I do not want to be the laughing stock of Beaverton with an amateur gate people. I need it to be just right. (And for the record I did get several quotes and the most reliable confident seeming guy was $600 big ones just for the gate alone). He must have seen my money tree growing in the yard:)
So at the moment I am planning and questioning my independent woman-ness. Can I do it? I am going to have my sissy here, sunscreen on, my handy dandy book, and I promise to measure twice cut once. Not to mention, a couple in depth conversations with the guy in the lumber department one more time:)
Wish me luck! Have any of you built a gate before? Oh and I forgot to mention, it's going to be a double wide gate...because I never do anything easy...