I'm a retired Canadian journalist who likes to putter around on home
projects and to fix things. I find this is a good group with very little
flaming. I always get good advice and, on projects where I have had
experience, I'm happy to offer advice.
Electrical Engineering Manager.
Have always been a DIY'er; electrical, plumbing, carpentry, you name
it. Also an avid woodworker. Closer to the big five-oh than I like to
think about... I've noticed over the years that a lot of engineers are
DIY'ers and woodworkers.
I'm a stay at home mom w/ 2 kids and a husband who is incredibly intelligent,
but not necessarily handy w/ house projects. We bought our first home last
year and have a lot of work to do! Due to my currently being a stay at home
mom, we work within a strict budget. So we do as much work on the house as we
I come here to learn :) and appreciate all the information that I have gathered
"help is on the way"
I got the time to do a lot of work on the house when that pesky job
disappeared thanks to a formerly booming economy and a country with a
suplus turning into a country with booms for the rich and surpluses for
Just wish George's pals would bail out every venture *I* tried. My
don't always fail like his did, so they'd save money.
(this week I get to document my job for ISO-9000 work while management
talks to outsourcing companies. My hindi and chinese are rusty, though.)
Can we have our million jobs back?
Tax work, not wealth!
-> Curious as to who reads this forum. Retired? Doctor? Factory Worker?-> Construction? Etc.-> -> Anyone want to volunteer from which walk of life you are?
Female. Retired U.S. Army in 1993. Divorced. No boyfriend(s) to help!
Unemployed with a mortgage. Retirement pay isn't enough to pay all the
bills, so I'm looking for a job. Meanwhile things need fixed so I'm
doing all I can myself. I'm pretty handy, and love power tools! It's
nice to be able to come here and get honest answers and good advice and
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Retired last year after 38 years of service. Quality Assurance positon
in a manufacturing company that does military
comminications. I have always been a DIYer. Will tackle anything except
major electrical,plumbing and AC.
A woodworker, a crafter, gardener, and presently making drawers for the
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Retired printer, TV repairman, salesman, electrical design engineer,
programmer, born DIY, now living my other life as a musician and owner of a
music store. Many years ago was service manager at a Monkey Warts store and
had to repair every item in their catalog from sewing machines to
lawnmowers, water softeners, blenders, toasters, disposals, and they paid
for all the schooling, a DIY dream.
I've gotten lots of good advice from this NG and now I can see why.
There truly is an amazing amount of knowledge here. One can draw on the life
experiences of so many people with varied backgrounds. An occasional person
with a negative attitude will look down on poor people or scoff at DIY but
most of the people here are helpful.
A retired business forms designer and printer. Built 2 houses, one expanded
and rebuilt. Still rebuilding. Love creating stuff, did it in the printing
business now I do it out of wood and other things. Love tools and machinery.
When I have time I am also Vice-President and Business Manager for an
internet web site company. Not enough days in a week to do everything. Other
retired people I know can't do anything and are bored out of their mind.
General contractor specializing in remodeling, restoration and new
construction in both residential and light commercial. Have been in
the construction business for 30+ years now. Started as a
carpenters helper in 1970 and worked my way up (after having helped
my Dad on numerous projects before that). My strengths lie in
general carpentry and cabinet work, but I have done almost
everything. And I really have.
Just here to see what problems are out there and to help if
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