Friday Five: Trades I Would Love To Learn

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This week’s Friday Five is inspired by The Daily Post Daily Prompt “If I Had a Hammer”. We have been going through an extensive renovation of our basement and the more I see done, the more I wish I could get down there and do some of the work myself. In my fantasy world I would be able to…

  1. Tile, tile, tile…I would lay out the most beautiful patterns and cut each tile with precision until my beautiful new bathroom and glass shower was worthy of its own magazine cover.
  2. Carpentry – because you can do anything when you have this skill, especially build a gorgeous staircase that takes you to the level where a magazine worthy bathroom awaits.
  3. Carpentry – yes, it’s on the list twice, but I can add building cabinets for a wet bar
  4. Landscaping – (not in my basement) It is spring and that means starting to tend to the garden. I am pretty illiterate when it comes to plants, flowers, shrubs etc. I have no idea where to plant what or how to orchestrate a lovely garden that blooms at just the right time. I find the whole thing rather intimidating. I buy what I think is pretty at the nursery, follow the planting instructions on the little insert and cross my fingers.
  5. Plumbing – for purely practical purposes I would like to know how to fix a leaky faucet, a running toilet and all the other annoying plumbing issues that can occur in a house…oh and I could finish off my spectacular new bathroom!

Any special trade/skills you wish you had?

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