I joined up a few days ago and made a genuine rookie mistake. Instead of introducing myself and posting my question in the proper forum/thread, I ran in the room screaming for help with my project. Not to mention my failure to describe my project accurately. I have surfed around this site and now know how to get around.
My name is Heather and I am 'Wonderwoman' because I wonder- how?...best way?...what if?...etc. I am a cosmetology instructor and color specialist. I have the patience of a Saint and the stubborn of a mule. I don't accept 'no' for an answer without being convinced why. My Superman (Wayne) knows this all too well. He retired from the Army last year as a CWO5 after 43 years, 26 active, and now is a gov. contractor.
We are currently tackling home improvements, some of them over my head, but that won't stop me. I'm looking forward to my remodel and I'm not really intimidated, I just want to cover all the bases and get it right the first time. On a 0-10 scale of knowledge/experience/tools, I am about a 3 or 4. Superman trusts me to ask the right questions, do it myself or hire the pros, and "lets" me choose- design, color, materials, etc...and hangs back unless he sees me doing something like...picking up a chainsaw or paying full-price
both of which, I would NEVER do! Most of my questions will be about painting and staining wood, trim work, furniture refinishing, carving (dremmel/ handtool) and theory.
In addition to my posts, I invite you to join my friends list if you'd like, merely so I may have a quicklist of remodeling experts/ enthusiasts to contact with a direct question or lasso to participate in a thread, rather than having my question die or get buried in a thread. I have no intentions of sending tea party invitations or overstepping any boundries.
I'm glad I found this site and look forward to seeing your projects, learning tips and tricks, and sharing my progress as well. Thanks, Heather