It really makes me crazy when I am either shopping with someone or I am manning my booth at the antique market and someone says, “Oh, I can make that MYSELF!”
Yeah sugar, you just go ahead and try that whydontcha. . .
And BC can also be the WORST about saying this, especially when it comes to the yard.
In my wildest of dreams I have a pool boy, a landscaper, a gardener and a yard man. A whole slew of he-men trimming and making my Barbie Dream House Garden come true. In my hood, most people have yard services and for the first 16 years we lived here we consistently violated the covenants by doing our own yard. And BC grew up in a household where his weekly duty was cutting their 1 acre yard thick with St Augustine grass that he had to use the push mower on for years.
It gives him major acid flashbacks. So when he did ours, he always came in with the ‘itches’.
I’m allergic to this, I’m allergic to that. When I cut that bush down I broke out in hives. Wahhh Wahhh Wahhh.
Never mind the fact that he just had to have that $1500 mower to make our grass perfect. Oh, and that makes him cough and sneeze constantly too.
So about a year ago, I convinced him to give it up and hire a yard service.
Saved the marriage. And got the HOA off our pine straw-less backs.
So for all of you who have friends, or family members that always say, “I can do that cheaper myself,” I give you
10 Things To NOT Do Yourself:
1. Heart Transplant
3. Root Canal
4. Septic Tank Cleaning
5. Defend Yourself in Court
6. Breast Augmentation
7. Asbestos Removal
8. Hair Plugs
9. Build Your Own Swimming Pool (I swear he ALMOST tried this)
10. Lasix Eye Surgery
I love my yard guys, even if they are portly and muddy. Cheaper than marriage counseling.