When I started my YouTube channel back in 2019, I had grand plans:I can't wait to show the world our DIY live-in flip! Mindy and I will take movies of our work and then show the world what we're doing on YouTube. I'll publish at least once a month!-enthusiastic and silly meAnd then the world went to hell. It's been almost 2 years since I've published a video.But, … [Read more...] about New Video: DIY Update!
My main goal* was to build an investment and cash portfolio of $1,120,000* ($1,000,000 to retire on and $120,000 to pay off the house) in 1500 days**, starting from 1/1/2013 and ending in February of 2017. I made my goal in 2016, my 1500 Days are over, and I’ve left my job. In the interest of openness, I’ll continue to share my numbers.Life is … [Read more...] about September 2021 Performance Update: More Building, Less Blogging
I originally named this post Lazy Life Update. I put the word lazy in there because the post was going to be an easy one; just a bunch of photos of what we've been up to in the 1500 household. But then, I thought that the L-word may give folks the wrong idea. We've been anything but lazy over here.But, this post will still be a lazy one. I take LOTS of pictures and I'll let … [Read more...] about Life Update
Last September, Mindy and I bought another home. It smelled like cigarettes, had colorful toilets, loads of wallpaper, dark wood, gold fixtures everywhere, and an unfinished basement.This was a home only a flipper could love. Just my style. We moved in and quickly went to work.The 33 Hour BathroomI don't like projects that drag on. Once I start working on … [Read more...] about The 33 Hour Bathroom Remodel
We're BIG do-it-yourselfers. I love to look at a dated home and imagine the possibilities.Give me your teal toilets.Show me your brown bathtubs.Let me tear out your 1970s decor.I shall make it beautiful.The sense of accomplishment I get from doing the work is incredible.The home we just completed in Colorado was our biggest effort. Here is the before … [Read more...] about The Why Of DIY