What do you do when you have an urgent repair job around your home? Do you call the professionals or try to fix it yourself and hope for the best? If you’re anything like me, you opt for the DIY approach! NOT! While I can try to do things myself, I find that by the third time around, I can get something done. But the first 2 tries… well… it is a learning process.
Today, I put my handyman skills to the test and fixed the lattice under my porch. I could’ve easily paid someone to take care of it, but I decided I was up for the challenge of trying to do it myself. And guess what? I was successful!
Without further ado, let me tell you the riveting story of how I fixed the lattice under my porch today.
Getting Ready for a DIY Job
As I’m sure many of you are aware, taking on a DIY job isn’t something you do on a whim. Unless you’re a professional, you need to do your research and make sure that you’ve got everything you need before starting the job.
That’s exactly what I did – a quick web search and a few trips to the local hardware store later and I had pretty much everything I needed. I didn’t need new piece of lattice since I through I could salvage the existing piece, but some nails were what I was missing, and I quickly grabbed them too.
So I started the job, taking apart the old lattice piece by piece. It looked pretty daunting, as it had been put in place years ago and no-one had even touched it since then. But luckily, I was able to take it apart fairly easily and I soon had it removed.
I then went to work on reattaching lattice. I was a bit worried because I’m not the most skilled handyman in the world, but I tried to take my time and make sure I was doing it right. To my surprise, I was actually pretty successful! It didn’t take too long either, and I had it looking almost as good as new.
Celebrating My Success
After I was done, I had a moment of euphoria. I couldn’t believe that I had done it – I had fixed the lattice under my porch all by myself! I gave the lattice a few final touches, stepped back to admire my work, and then celebrated with a cold glass of water. And boy did I need it – the temperature was in the 90s and the humidity washigh.
That’s when I realized just how grateful I should be. I could’ve paid someone else to do it and it probably wouldn’t have taken too long either. But by doing it myself, I’d saved a bit of money and had the satisfaction of completing a job myself.
All in all, I’m very grateful for being able to fix the lattice under my porch today. I’m sure it won’t be the last DIY job I take on, and each one will provide its own set of challenges. But today I conquered one of them and I’m proud of myself. Cheers to my handyman success!