Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't find it particularly enjoying (we'll see about rewarding when we're done with this round). I sometimes get the impression that every PF-writer DIYs everything!
@PrimalProsperity It sounds like you've figured it out, what works for you and what doesn't. I guess your work experiences helped that decision?
@FPF I think uninterrupted time, as you mentioned, is a big one for me. That said, five years to finish?! I would've gone mad having that hanging over me.
@SFF Hah, yeah, I know what you mean. I don't have carpenters in the family, but both my father and grandfather are/were quite handy, and I wished I'd picked up more if it from them. And yes, wallpapers are the worst! This time we're just putting up the one layer, no pattern, it only functions as a "wall straightener" that we'll paint over (as opposed to new drywall plates). I actually left the room and went skiing in frustration on Sunday! Thankfully my (pregnant ) SO discovered her wallpapering touch when I was out, so it was all but up on all the walls when I came back. Joy!!