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rugerpc
02-18-2013, 12:24 PM
What are some of the things you used to do for yourself, but now pay others to do?

Fresh on my mind for me: tuneups and oil changes...

vchizzle
02-18-2013, 12:53 PM
oil changes, brakes, installing car stereos...I'm just too lazy to be bothered by it anymore.

wilerty
02-18-2013, 12:59 PM
The list is too long ...

CoreyT
02-18-2013, 02:54 PM
I will have to echo the above.
When I was very young, I did all my tuneups and oil changes.
I now pay Toyota to do all of that and more.

Use to do my own stereo installs too, but Cartoys has done mine for the past 20 years.

And I can still take my own groceries out to my rig, even though they ask me if I want help out to my rig :D

JMintzer
02-18-2013, 02:57 PM
http://youtu.be/yQ5rbPlsdHw

RedGuitars
02-19-2013, 12:20 PM
I just traded in a convertible. Hit me today that I haven't been without a convertible since 1992 or so. Does make me old?

LSchefman
02-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Ya know, I'm hurtling toward that time when the list of things I used to do for myself will include, "I used to be able to feed myself, bathe myself, and get dressed myself..."

Rango
02-19-2013, 12:27 PM
You'll laugh.... I may loose my Man Card for this... :rofl:

Pedicure. :o

Wife bought me a gift certificate, I tried to give it back you her and she told me it was mine and to use it or not... The "Scot" in me would not let it go to waste! Now that I've been, I may just have to give in and make it a regular deal. :D

garrett
02-19-2013, 01:01 PM
I'm close to giving up on oil changes. Oil has gotten so expensive, and there are so many special deals and loyalty programs out there from service centers now, it doesn't seem to save much money anymore.

There are some things I'd love to not do myself anymore, but I don't have the money to pay people. Housecleaning, yard maintenance, auto maintenance...

frankb56
02-19-2013, 01:29 PM
Here's a twist to your question.....I used to pay others for a haircut, now I just buzz it off myself.

rugerpc
02-19-2013, 01:37 PM
Here's a twist to your question.....I used to pay others for a haircut, now I just buzz it off myself.

Careful of those ears......

frankb56
02-19-2013, 02:13 PM
No problem, if I cut them they just waive a Medical Tricorder over me and I'm healed in seconds....you humans should try it.

sergiodeblanc
02-19-2013, 02:17 PM
You'll laugh.... I may loose my Man Card for this... :rofl:

Pedicure. :o

Wife bought me a gift certificate, I tried to give it back you her and she told me it was mine and to use it or not... The "Scot" in me would not let it go to waste! Now that I've been, I may just have to give in and make it a regular deal. :D

I have always wanted a professional pedicure, but still do it myself. :girl:

John Beef
02-19-2013, 02:23 PM
Yardwork. I used to do it all myself... but no more! Have you ever had to wake up at 5:00 AM on a weekend to do yardwork because it's only 90 degrees outside? Because if you wait until 9 or 10 in the morning it'll be 110-115 outside, and you put yourself at risk for heat shock? And then you spend 4 hours in the yard from 5 until 9 AM and you can't bear the heat any more, and the rest of the day is shot because you've exhausted yourself? And also, half your plants are desert native and covered with huge spikes? Have you ever taken a bougainvillea spike through your thumbnail? Have you ever had your forearm covered with impossibly small and clear, yet still so painful cactus burrs? Gloves don't stop them, gloves only make dealing with cactus worse because the burrs get stuck in the glove and then stab you over and over and over again. I had to buy heavy duty rubber chemical gloves just to deal with the cactus.

Roddie
02-19-2013, 02:28 PM
I have always wanted a professional pedicure, but still do it myself. :girl:

To funny.

sergiodeblanc
02-19-2013, 02:32 PM
To funny.

but totally true.

dmorton67
02-19-2013, 02:54 PM
cleaning the gutters

Rango
02-19-2013, 10:33 PM
but totally true.

And totally worth it! ;)

Foot wash
Calf massage...
Nails Trimmed...
Dead stuff trimmed off
Foot massage...

$20
I'm thrifty and shop hard for stuff but this is WORTH IT! :D

RedGuitars
02-20-2013, 06:52 AM
you guys are like totally metro... :vroam:

jfb
02-20-2013, 08:58 AM
I don't work on the yard, my car or my guitars.

And for the last four months of 2012 I wasn't cleaning the house. I decided the expense wasn't worth it. If I looked into it again I'd try and find an individual over a business to save some cash.

Rosewoodsteel
02-20-2013, 12:21 PM
Honestly, nothing comes to mind.

sergiodeblanc
02-20-2013, 02:16 PM
And totally worth it! ;)

Foot wash
Calf massage...
Nails Trimmed...
Dead stuff trimmed off
Foot massage...

$20
I'm thrifty and shop hard for stuff but this is WORTH IT! :D

You gonna get some color next time?

Rango
02-20-2013, 04:47 PM
You gonna get some color next time?

I might! LOL!!!
I'm old but I still let my freak flag fly from time to time. :D

Boogeyman
02-20-2013, 05:58 PM
cleaning the gutters

I've learned that if you get up on the roof with a leaf blower, the gutters will be clean in no time!

sergiodeblanc
02-20-2013, 08:40 PM
I might! LOL!!!
I'm old but I still let my freak flag fly from time to time. :D

The nail of my big toe on my right foot has a nasty looking crack from breaking my toe once too many times. I figured screw it! and paint them all, gold is my personal favorite but I want to get french tips sometime. I don't care! I keep it prissy.

veinbuster
02-21-2013, 06:17 AM
I don't do any work on my car any more (other than cleaning it) - I have no idea what to do now that they don't have carburators, just computers squirting stuff all over the place. I haven't given up on working on the motorcycle myself yet.

vchizzle
02-21-2013, 11:02 AM
Careful of those ears......
Try getting your ear to stop bleeding after you nick it with a razor! Takes FOREVER..and it's only if I'm in a hurry to get somewhere. I do it probably once a year.

helmi
02-21-2013, 06:23 PM
swapping out pickups and re-wiring guitars.