Here's some thoughts on home repair for you:
1. Every job takes three times as long as you allow for it. Even if you budget for three times as long, you've then moved the end date up three times farther into the future.
2. Just when you think you've got a handle on fixing one problem, something else breaks.2(a). If you think that you've got a handle on fixing one problem, you don't know the whole story.3. Pain is God's way of saying that you're doing it right.
2(b). Oh, yeah, and by the way. That other thing? It's still gonna break.3(a). Except when it isn't.4. You didn't need that knuckle, did you?
5. Hear that grinding noise? That's gonna cost you. Feel free to switch out "dripping," "whining," "snapping," or "crackling." Or no noise at all.
6. You know that wall board you just ripped out? Four choices.6(a). You didn't rip out enough.7. "Uh, honey? Did you remember to pay the homeowner's insurance?"
6(b). You ripped out wa-aaay too much.
6(c). You ripped out entirely the wrong one.
6(d). Hey, check out the new problem you just found!