If you could learn a trade __ say carpentry, electrical work, roofing, landscaping, plumbing, flooring, drywall__ you name it __ what skill(s) would you like to have in your back pocket?
Landscaping and flooring are two trades, I’d love to learn. I have done some flooring with my husband. When we bought the house in Gander, my husband was not crazy about the cement floors in the basement. He bought some square pieces of fake wood, he wanted to do it himself, I offered to help. Between the two of us we covered the cement floors in our basement.
Our house In St. John’s needed some work on the wooden floors, the people we hired refused to do it, they wanted us to remove everything from all the rooms at once, they were not prepared to do one room at a time. Our problem was where could we move all the furniture it simply was not doable,so we cleared one room at a time, sanded the wooden floors, and then applied stain, it looked better than what it was when we first saw it.
About landscaping, I’d say is a much harder job, I think I have a lot of experience mowing the lawn, if someone could help clearing the weeds and also help with the soil, I may be able to do an okay job.
Carpentry, roofing,plumbing, drywall these trades I’d leave it for the professionals. 🙂