In this house (full as it is) DIY projects are gauged by three very important factors:
1. My husband's analytical mind: I'd mention something about this or that getting done and then he would agree with me, using graphs and/or spread sheets and then submitting a final paper in nothing less than 1,000 words.
2. My patience level: I have none. That is to say, with stuff that doesn't work right, after the 17th time and my aversion to reading directions doesn't help any...either.
3. Calculating the time it takes to get the job done: before my husband gets home.
Needless to say, we're a little behind on our DIY projects (not for the lack of wanting, either) and, trust me when I tell you, ability has absolutely NOTHING to do with our ever-growing to do list...either.
Last year...I re-did our bathroom...during Thanksgiving week.
Okay, I just thought of a 4th import DIY factor: if it is a holiday week, or not.
This week, I walked by the garage door and noticed the wallpaper was ripped (DAMMIT!) and who wallpapers a garage door, anyways?!?