Well, we do actually.
A couple of years ago we decided to move back to Hawaii. My dad had passed away and my mom wanted our help and company. Our plan was to buy my mom's house and build on top. We hired an architect and then started to look for a contractor. That's when reality hit. It was going to cost way more than we could afford so we did what we said we'd never ever ever do again. We'd have the contractor build the exterior of the house and Art (with a little of my help) would finish up the inside.
We did the same thing in Illinois over a couple of decades ago but had a ton of friends who were extremely handy with hammer and nails who came and helped throughout the seven years it took to finish it. But it was hard and we thought we'd NEVER have to do it again.
Never say never. Here we are again but this time it's a nice retirement project. Hmmmm? Did I say nice? It's a challenge. However, here in Hawaii I do have a brother who is handy also. He's also an angel with hammer and nails as well as the computer. (He's the one who retrieved Art's deleted memory card photos.) We also have lots and lots of understanding neighbors who are being kind about the noise and dust we might create. They were totally amazing during our construction period bringing food and encouragement throughout the 9 months we were building the outside.
Art is learning how to put up doors again and keeps reading up on it on Internet. He's starting the first set of folding doors for the hallway closet. Hmmmm? Should he have started with the bedroom? Or bathroom? After that, he'll be working on the floors... the trim... the windows.... siiighhhh.........