You want to know what happened to me the past couple of years?
Answer: Home Renovation Expert 🙂

Over the past two years, I have been involved in an on going home renovation project. I found a new skill (skills) in this amazing line of work. No computer screens, no mice, no keyboards, no sitting!
For this, you need to be highly motivated (after a day at work).

The biggest advantages:
1. Appreciate your house value.
2. Exercise.
3. Learn new skills.

Over the past two years..I have stripped wallpaper, repaired and painted walls, cement ‘bagged’ the exterior, cut down trees, put up a bamboo fence in the backyard, established a new lawn from seed, made storage cupboards, put in a flooring for three rooms…

I have only engaged professionals for tasks that I cant do myself; to install about 22 down lights (beautiful!), put in a new kitchen and new bathroom.

A few more tasks are pending which I will do myself:
1. External house painting on my cement textured render
2. a full backyard clean up (getting rid of the recently chopped tree) (completed)
3. Repair the second bathroom
4. Build one wardrobe (from scratch)
5. Mount a new wall clothes line (completed)
6. Establish a new lawn on the roadside footpath
7. Repair the existing lawn (due to my neglect!)
8. A few bits and pieces..

I need to call in two more trades professionals for
1. Roof tile painting
2. Exterior halogen wall mount lights for decoration!

If I had more time, I would.. sand the whole floor (wooden floor boards) and polish, make a new wardrobe for the 3rd bedroom…
I wish I had opportunities to mount gyprock (drywall), Tile laying and brick laying.

If you are interested in pics, please let me know. I have taken pics of everything!