I got a lot of responses to my “Shop Talk” post about areas of DIY where you say “Hell, no, get me a pro.” Everyone seemed to be on the same page. Reader Craig best summarized the responses I received:
“My dad did almost no home or auto repairs. Not because he didn’t know how, but because he freakin’ hated doing them. Mom, however, might have been able to build a house with a pocketknife and a pair of vise grips. She just had skills…lots of them.
"I have done a wide spectrum of things but as I’ve gotten older, I triage everything:
If I want to try something, I do.
If I don’t want to, I don’t.
If it absolutely must be done and I don’t want to do it, I hire it out.
No guilt, just a depleted treasury.”