I’ve developed a habit (obsession, perhaps) of watching YouTube videos to learn home improvement and repair tricks of the trade, woodworking techniques, and general DIY hacks. Generally, these videos make everything seem so easy to do. To install drywall, place it on the wall, drive a few screws, and all is good. Cutting out for outlets, carrying a full sheet of drywall, and being sure that the right edges are together add complexity to the installation process. Installing a retaining wall seems simple enough but rarely do videos say anything about the sore muscles and aching back after lifting and setting in place all of the landscaping stones, not to mention all the prep work of removing sod and digging a trench and packing bags of paver base and leveling sand.
I’m not complaining. I’m truly grateful for the videos I watch and the techniques shared from which I learn. The reality is that there is more complexity involved than is revealed in the videos. And this becomes quickly apparent when diving into a project.Continue reading “From the Pastor’s Deks, 6/6/22”