Oy ... still tired today. My DH is working on this MASSIVE project: repainting his car. You see, after I smashed MY car and had it fixed, he got a quote for his. It has little pit marks all over the hood, roof and trunk (maybe it was in a hailstorm?) and there were signs of rust (:::cue sounds of doom here:::). It didn't *look* all that bad, but once the rust starts out here, it eats cars alive. And DH likes his car.
Still... their quote -- $4000 -- was a little more than we could stomach. So, being DH, he decided to research it and do it himself. After all, he watches all those car restoration shows on TV... how hard could it be?
Determined to do it right he researched and bought the proper equipment (a paint gun, a respirator, some attachments for his air compressor, etc) and made the acquaintance of a guy who does this kind of thing on the side, who agreed to come help for the price of some beer and pizza.
He even went as far as to build a paint booth in our garage.
So for the past three weeks he's been filling and sanding and priming and then, yesterday, he did the painting. Only ... the gun the guy who came by to help brought over didn't work very well and dripped paint, so DH has to redo the hood. So... he took today off to finish it.
In any case, we're still out a lot of money for all this stuff, but nowhere NEAR the $4000 we were quoted. Clearly it's mostly a labor charge, and after seeing the blisters on my DH's hands after spending about ten hours with the sander, I can understand why.
What kinds of projects have you or your significant other undertaken that seem like a little TOO much? Were they finished?
You Are an Appaloosa Horse
You are extremely independent and even a little stubborn. You always do your own thing.
You have an amazing endurance, and you can soldier on through almost anything. You're one tough cookie.
You are quite intelligent and resourceful. You enjoy solving problems, and you've definitely got some street smarts.
You work hard and never give up. You are loyal and reliable... you always get the job done.
That's about right ... and of all our horses we had when I was little, our Appaloosa was the best. Mom, remember Hombre?