About three years ago my wife and I bought an aging home. It had curb appeal, charm, and a nice price tag. I knew it was going to need some work and almost immediately we started in on getting some of the easy stuff done. We painted most of the walls, replaced the front door, painted the exterior, and even replaced the gable ends. I feel proud of the work I have done so far, but wait. This weekend I tore up the carpet in the living and dining rooms to install laminate. Sometime this summer we have to put a new roof on, and likely next summer repaint or reside the house. So when does all this stop? agggghhhhhhhh. Luckily, I was crazy before we bought the house. I knew a house was work and thankfully I do enjoy the smaller tasks, but the bigger tasks often intimidate me and thus I am left at the mercy of the contractors. Thankfully I have some good contacts with contractors and I trust them to get the job done...but they are a busy bunch and so...I now wait and hope that I can get all this done before our second child comes.
If you have a home reno project on the go I wish you luck with it. I will likely post some of this anguish again and maybe even show some before and after pics but for now I will simply ramble on.