About Myself

I’m just a homeowner here to help you learn how to maintain, decorate, and finance your home.

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The hardware store can be a daunting place for anybody who isn’t a professional contractor or handyman.  For a new homeowner, it is a completely new and scary environment.  

If you are distracted or confused by home improvement you need to hear what I’ve got to say.

The first time somebody asks you if you want kiln dried lumber, you aren’t sure whether you should admit that you don’t know what they’re talking about but I’ll tell you in this article on ordering lumber.

You don’t have to worry anymore.  My name is Sydney and I’m here to help you design, maintain, and finance all of your home dreams.

I’ll teach you how to make your way around and prepare for a trip to the hardware store.  I’ll show you everything you need to know about maintaining you home as well.  You won’t have any questions on design either because I’ve got you covered there with articles like my 28 Interior Designs.

The only thing remaining is how you are going to pay for everything, since tile isn’t free after all.  Don’t worry because I’m pretty money savy and can show you a few tricks to save some money.

A Little About Myself

Nebraska

I grew up in Nebraska (yes there are people that live there) in a town called Scottsbluff.  Growing up, I thought it was huge but it’s really not.  I wanted to be a scientist, a doctor, a vet, and for a brief moment a checker at Walmart.  Basically, I wanted to help people.

I left home and went to college in Iowa at a small liberal arts college called Morningside.  It’s main attractions?  I wouldn’t see anybody I knew and they had a swim team.  As a Millenial, I chose my college simply.  I double majored in biology and history since that’s what I enjoyed doing.

I went to graduate school for Medical Microbiology and Immunology at Creighton University.  More than anything, I think I wanted to go to Washington DC and help politicians understand science better, since they don’t.  I hated it from the beginning but I gave it 2 years to try and stick.  It never did.

That's When I Got Desperate

Oregon

I left the Midwest and move in with my parents in Oregon, where they’d gone to a few years before.  It was impossible to find a job until a local hardware store gave me a chance.

I’m pretty sure I fell in love.  There was nothing more satisfying than helping people with a project and especially on a project as important as their home.  Not only was I learning a tremendous amount (I started without knowing there were 2 different types of screwdrivers) but I got to make a difference in peoples’ lives.

I started to notice that I was answering the same questions over and over again.  Everyone had the same issues and the same problems.  Everybody’s toilet leaked.  There was always a roof repair that needed to be done.  How did people find the answers to these questions when the hardware store wasn’t open?

~~~Until next time, keep hammering~~~

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