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Old 11-27-2019, 10:40 AM   #66
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Originally Posted by Norm Peterson View Post
You missed my point entirely. I'm not blaming OP for anything here. What I am questioning is why the whole notion of self-reliance, of doing jobs yourself, seems to have gone out of favor. For not even considering DIY as an option.

If that shoe fits your foot it's not because I threw it at you personally.
If you were on a roofers forum you might find a bunch of guys asking you why you'd pay to get a roof put on your house and not just do it yourself.

Or a tree service guy could ask you why you don't just strap on your spike toe boots and belly strap and climb 95 feet up an oak tree with a chainsaw hanging from your belt to cut the top of the tree off, and then do that every 20 feet on your way down.

Literally every business in the world exists for the faction of a population that is willing to pay to have it done, hence our great economy in this country.

I just paid somebody to do my timing belt. I've done them before, I can do them myself, but I work 60 hours a week and I was more than willing to pay $1500 for somebody to spend half a day doing it for me.

I sure as hell didn't pay for the job in advance either.
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