Welcome to my blog. My name is Micheal. I bought a fixer-upper house a few years ago, and it almost became a money pit. Ultimately, I was able to get everything fixed within budget, and although I took out a small loan, it wasn't anything I couldn't afford. Through the process, the fears, the triumphs and the mistakes, I learned a lot about everything from DIY repair jobs to massive contractor jobs. I learned how to do a lot of it myself but also learned when to put down the tools and call the pros. If you want to read about contracting work, please explore this blog. I hope my ideas and research are of use to you.