I hate paying other people to do things I could. I have done a lot of laminate floors, redone an entire bathroom, finished a basement, and various other things around the house. My wife did heavily request that I not build the beam barn without help and I hired that out but am doing stone flooring inside rather than cement because I can do that.
"In the essentials: unity; in the non-essentials: liberty; in all things: love" - often incorrectly attributed to Augustine or John Wesley - original source in question
"Use peaceful means where they are appropriate; but where they are not appropriate, do not hesitate to resort to more forceful - Thupten Gyatso (the Dalai Lama, 1932)
"It is not the will to win that matters - everyone has that. It's the will to prepare to win that matters" Coach Paul 'Bear' Bryant.
"The ink of scholars is more precious than the blood of martyrs" - Muhammed