A few months ago we decided that we'd like to have a deck on the back of the house. I said to Julie, "I think I can build that".
She said, "OK, well, the farther you get the less it'll cost to pay someone to finish."
Actually, she's been very supportive, allowing several tool purchases just for the deck building. So here's the first picture of progress. We did hire a contractor to dig and pour the footings since I had difficulty imagining myself having any fun at all digging seven holes each four feet deep then mixing and pouring 50 or so bags of cement.