I think I am fairly capable. I put in our dishwasher. I put in a water line to the fridge. I have installed ceiling fans, and replaced plug ins. I may even still remember how to wire a phone into a house (long story there ... involves going to Dawsons Creek (not the TV show)).
But yet, I want to be able to do more. I want to be able to install hardwood. I want to be able to run a new power line from the circuit breaker. I want to do all the things that I have to pay people to do.
I know that if I take the time I can learn how to do these things. But the fear of getting electrocuted (circuit breaker) and having a mangled floor (installing hardwood) prevents me. I want to live and for things to look nice.
This all came about because I am trying to install a garbage disposal in our house. I have given up on running a new electrical line to it (fear of being electrocuted), and have settled into installing the model, and doing the plumbing. So this is where it ties into laying pipe. I have been working on it for 2 nights now after the baby goes to bed. So that gives me exactly 1.5 hrs to determine what I can get at Rona before they close. Just to get home and realize that the plans that I made won't work, and I need to go to Rona again.
It won't be pretty, so don't look under our sink, but I am hoping to get it done tonight. And hopefully my pipe laying days will be done ... for now.