More of us than in any generation past have realized the American Dream of home ownership, too. We’ve bought homes we are quite proud of and have been eager to maintain them as a showcase monument to our success.
Unfortunately, however, we’re all getting just a little bit older. Those do-it-yourself (DIY) projects aren’t quite as easy as they used to be.
Fortunately, though, we have lots of help to call on when those DIY repairs call for a little more vigor than we are willing to invest.
DIY repair and maintenance projects are required inside and out to keep our homes running as smoothly as we’ve run our lives. We know that and, for the most part, we’ve enjoyed doing them.
But as our bodies are aging, so are our homes and those DIY repair projects can sometimes seem to be accumulating faster than our stamina can keep up.
Even though there will always be a DIY repair job we enjoy doing so much we’ll keep at it, it’s nice to know there are many repair and remodeling specialists who can step in to do the chores we no longer want to do or feel confident doing anymore.
When once laying tile in the kitchen or recarpeting the bedroom was an easy DIY repair job, the floor now seems much farther down there than it used to be. These chores can now be left up to the specialists.
Springtime cleaning out and mending of the rain gutters was once a DIY repair job that marked the passing of the seasons but ladders just don’t seem as sturdy as they once were. It’s OK to let the professionals do that stuff now.
And it seems that every DIY repair job left a bruise, cut, or scrape, one we wore proudly, almost like a badge of honor. Seems lately, though, that it’s taking a lot longer for those bodily dings to heal and they hurt a lot more these days, too. Let the professionals deal with them instead.
We can still keep our homes running in ship-shape order and we can still enjoy the occasional DIY repair or maintenance task, too. We can keep on doing the fun stuff but it’s really nice to know we can call someone else to do the difficult, dirty, or heavy work without feeling like it’s a frivolous expenditure of our money.
Wouldn’t it be nice to transfer your DIY repair work to a professional service started by a Baby Boomer just like you? He’d probably be right proud to let his kids do the work while the two of you enjoy swapping stories of the good old days.