A question to any of the other tradesman/contractors out there. Do you
have problems working on your own home? Motivation? Coordination?
I get so sick of the old analogies that an auto mechanic always drives a
clunker, electricians house is never trimmed out, plumbers house never
finished, carpenters house the same, on an on. However as much as I am
sick of them they always seem to be true.
I am sure it is no different for us than others where your tools are
perpetually on a job or jobs, never have the time, last thing you want
to do when you get home is what you did all day, on and on. I thought it
may be an interesting thread to hear others thoughts on it all. Perhaps
some input from some who may have been able to break off jobs for a
period (weeks/months) to get their own house done. Or perhaps you just
had the mindset to work all day in the trade then come home and put in 3
hrs each night and two 8 hr days on the weekends to get your own home done.
This makes about 20 years we have been doing this and about 20 years we
have lived in 3 homes in states of perpetual incompletion heheeh.
Somehow we manage to schedule and complete countless jobs for ecstatic
customers throughout the year yet our own is never there.