Are you a DIY'er or not?

Well with the weekend almost here, us UK members have the luxury (used loosely) of it being a bank holiday which can translate usually to one of three things;

A long weekend (or day trip) to one of our local coastlines, unless your lucky to already be there :wink:

A weekend chilling out with family and friends, often with a pub within sight :blush:

Or the third, which can chill the marrow of some peoples bones, the dreaded DIY jobs that are put off while working :anguished:

So here the question for you tech mad community members, are you a budding DIY maestro, do you never give it a thought or are you somewhere in between, getting the other half to complete? :stuck_out_tongue: Feel free to chime in…

  • Give me a hammer & nail, job done :smile:
  • Ain’t that what the handyman ad’s are for in the paper / directory :thinking:
  • Nope, that’s the other half’s job :thumbsup:
  • What’s a hammer? :blush:
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I always love giving things a try. Especially if it beats paying someone else to do something!
Although to be honest, my wife usually has a go at things first before I can even try!

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I don’t mind a bit of DIY when I get my head in the right zone but I try all methods to get out of it. So this weekend I’m working again lol

2 long days in sunny Swansea looking after all the people going here. I’m working on my excuse for Monday :yum:

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Good luck looking after all that lot! There will be a lot of VERY drunk, VERY sunburnt people in Swansea this weekend.

I’d rather be locked inside doing DIY all weekend…

Oh wait, I will be - Ikea and all new bedroom furniture for my daughter!

Still preferable than going to that in Swansea.

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I can’t believe your timing I was just putting together a similar topic earlier today but you beat me to the punch :sweat_smile: I DIY everything from Auto repair to refurbishing and repurposing old electronics to tinkering with small projects to keep myself busy. I’ll post some of my diy projects in the morning.

I worked for many years as a maintenance man for several companies. Then I done my back in, and moved to office type work.

For 5 years, I worked for a hostel in Wales, turning an old hotel into a useable hostel, installing more bathroom facilities, dividing larger rooms, obligatory shelving!

I used to love it, until the ex. Everything I did was critised, so I stopped doing anything.

Now in a lot worse health, I’d love to be more active, but oh well!

I do tho, use my vast knowledge to help others doing DIY projects, esp on Facebook.

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I’m in the same boat, you gotta do what you can to stay moving even if it’s just walking around your place or even working out in a chair. Be well I hope to see you here for many many years to come.

So do I! lol
I don’t intend going anywhere.

I keep moving, sometimes more than I should, n then I pay for it in extra pain for a few days. lol

I know I should pace myself, but sometimes it’s easier n quicker to, just do it, than to keep stopping n resting.

I do all my own work, from auto repair to full on construction jobs such as building things and I love demo work even more… nothing like running through a wall to watch it crumble behind you, and the look on people’s face when i do it. Most people like to use tools, I use my hands and body lol.

I will be working come Monday as working overnights I don’t get to afford the luxury of being off. I don’t mind as it is overtime for at least the 2 hours I am there before midnight, works for me. Gonna head to the lake this weekend so my son and wife can use their new kayak I got them, and I’ll just float around the lake in my lazy tube.

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:thumbsup::thumbsup: Good poll idea.

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I’m actually off this bank holiday for a change! (I normally work them). Usually I’d do DIY, however I have family visiting so will be out enjoying the sun shine :smile_cat:

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I’m pretty sure everything can be fixed with either a hammer and/or duct tape lol

I will give most jobs a rattle, when stuck will either use it for a tea break to mull over my ideas or watch a YouTube video on how to fix my mistake :tongue:

Bank holiday + Sunshine = Bike run :+1:t2::raised_hands:t2::relaxed:

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Interesting post for a tech forum. Sounds great to have some time off, I would usually play video games or get some chores done around the house that I have been too busy of doing because of work.

What games do you play?

Having such a wife is really enviable!:smile:

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In the UK, I remember there are many open-air concerts during the summer time.:grin:

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We are looking forward to see your DIY work!:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

You can open a Youtube channel on teaching people how to DIY.:smile:

Oh god, NO! lol

Not with my very thick (UK) West country accent, plus I do tend when speaking, to swear a lot (like far too much really, but it just comes out!)

I do offer advice to friends (or even strangers in groups in a part of) if they ask or mention a project.