Ever since I was young, I liked to do things myself. It gives me a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. It isn’t because it is easy. It is often easier just to throw something away than fix it. It is easier to take the car in and have the oil changed, than to do it yourself. But, I value time more than money. I figure if you have to take your car in and wait to have the oil changed, might as well do it yourself.
I live in a suburb of Los Angeles and always have. The climate is mild and gardening is easy. You can grow most anything here. My main hobbies are gardening and woodworking.