Think Curing your apartment is hard? Try renovating an entire 19th century farmhouse by yourself and on the cheap. It makes for a daunting task but a great read as James Graham chronicles his renovation adventures over at Builders Share. In between the spray foam insulation and roofbeams are moments of wisdom:
There is no more valuable thing, when embarking on a project like this, than having patience with yourself when you screw up. That may seem like a no-brainer to some, but not all of us respond well to failure whether big or small. The wrong response to a mistake can quickly compound the error. Be willing to walk away from a problem, if only for 10 minutes.
photo credit: James Graham