My house needs a lot of work. I don’t mind; it’s fun a hobby. I’m now an amateur plumber, electrician, and carpenter. For the most part these objects are the product of putting in new floors. But the hammer has helped take out an old chimney & fireplace, move a wall, and demolish two bathrooms. I’m amazed at how a brand new two-dollar trowel looks after just one Saturday and Sunday of heavy use. A pair of rubber kitchen gloves is banished to the garage. And I’m going through work gloves like a frat house plows through Natty Ice.
A tip for anyone planning to polyurethane their floors; the directions lie. If it says it dries in six to eight hours, it really means six to eight days.