Here are the highlights of the first year:
October 20, 2011- Decided to renovate the farmhouse one room at a time.That really turned out to be a joke looking back! Once you start, it spreads like a disease.
November 4, 2011- I started tool buying and here is where my little "Made in the USA" bubble was burst. I do love power tools and I probably should fear them more than I do. Look at this list:
Here is the power tools I have:
UPDATE as of October 20, 2012 I have all of these EXCEPT the router. Do do have a Dewalt table saw and Makita cordless driver drill with the quick charge batteries. So wow! I am doing good in the tool category.
And while I have always been "handy" with this project I have learned some specific skills like:
Tearing out an exterior wall
Refaming the wall you just tore out
Putting in windows
Made some furniture
I don't know if demo is counted as a skill set but it should
Put in floor joist and subfloor
Frame up an interior wall
Sweated in some copper and did some plumbing
Did some electrical......and more electrical......... and more elecrical
So as you can see, I have NOT finished one thing in the past year, except some goat houses, a chicken roost and some furniture. Not one major thing finished but I am making progress and this project has become a mild obsession for me. I don't know when I will finish, all I know is that I will and for now I am happy with the progress that I am making.