My First Home Improvement Project

As a little girl I always loved watching my dad and brothers work on things.  I could easily spend an hour watching a car being worked on, a lawn mower engine being taken apart and put back together, wood working projects evolve from plain old pieces of wood, and pretty much  anything that needed fixing or doing I would usually wander in at some point and watch.  I learned a lot of things watching and helping.

I put to use one of the things, that I watched my dad do many times, this past week.  It wasn’t a difficult task and it being my first time attempting it, I have much room for improvement.  All of this to tell you that I re-caulked my shower.  I know that it isn’t that big of a deal.  But it was to me since I had always been the observer and not the doer.

Are you doing any home improvement projects?

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About Leanna Hale

Leanna Barth, born and raised in NC, first came to Polyface in July 2010 to attend one of the Intensive Discovery Seminars. She loved it so much that she applied for an internship position and was accepted for the 2011 season, after which she took the inventory/gardener position. Before coming to Polyface, she sold produce from her family’s market garden, along with homemade baked goods. This venture was mostly inspired by having read “You Can Farm” by Joel Salatin. Having always loved the outdoors, animals, and gardening Leanna is excited about this coming year, all that she will learn, and how the Lord will use this job later on in her life.

4 Responses to My First Home Improvement Project

  1. The joys of working towards self-sufficiency…so often means many home improvement projects! My “Honey, Do list” is usually pretty long. By the time tasks are crossed-off from the top…there are always new ones added to the bottom. Such is life though, so no complaints!

    • Janet Brookover says:

      Leanna, I commend you on your first do-it-yourself project. It is very impowering to do some of the tasks that it takes to become independent. With each new project, you gain more and more confidence until finally you realize that you can do anything. Even the very big jobs are just many smaller jobs all in a row. Congrats!

      • Lisa Hale says:

        Maybe this is your first time caulking, but definately not your first do-it-yourself project! I have photo evidence that you could use a hammer at 2 years old! You have many, many useful skills and I’m happy to see that you aren’t afraid to tackle new things. Love you!

  2. Paul says:

    Your first home improvement project would be the start of numerous projects you will have in the future. It’s great to know that your first project was a success. Furthermore, it was really amazing that you tried to be independent when it comes to doing such project. Actually, being an observer gave you the power to make things possible.