We really are a nation of DIY
We like to give everything a try
From laying a garden, seed and all
To leveling out for a tile floor
We buy all the gear we think we will need
The ladder, the level, the tiles, the seed.
And then we will find we use it just once
Or have heaps to use next time, after we wipe off the dust.
Our sheds are full while we wait for that time
When we lay another lawn, or hang another line.
And after all that expense, that effort, that toil
We still end up needing to call a professional
But we look at the job we completed and say
How pleased we are, it really did pay.
To do it ourselves, the money we saved
And we hide the wonky tile and the crooked architrave.
Next time I may think of the time I’d have gained,
of the bruises, fingernails and pains I’d have saved
And I’ll reach for the phone, a professional to call
Well maybe…or I’ll visit the hardware and buy some more tools!