Do you ever think if you’d taken a right instead of a left at some point in your life you’d be in an entirely different place right now? I like to picture one of my alternate realities as a world in which I frequently shower and don’t have a trail of sawdust following me around everywhere. Somewhere I’ve never found a mouse in my shoe, or worse, my bed. A place where meals come hot from the stove instead of a microwave. And while that version of me would probably be prettier and much more pleasant, she definitely wouldn’t be buddies with Bob Vila.
I do spend a lot of time thinking about and writing about home improvement topics– if you can’t tell, I am passionate about this stuff, particularly about getting people to believe that they too can make big messes with power tools– so I don’t know that it was altogether surprising when I was asked to join Bob’s home improvement website, BobVila.com, as a contributing blogger. However, I will say it was a little surreal to see my name on his website. Along with stuff I actually wrote about home improvement. And pictures of my house.
I mean, screw being well groomed, this version of reality is pretty cool. Especially when you consider that there was a time (seven short years ago) that I was sitting on the stairs of my broken house sobbing tears of frustration over a contractor who wouldn’t listen to me about my house.
That was before I was in the habit of throwing tools at people, by the way, which I highly recommend for getting your point across.
And all of that is a long way of saying that 1.) this is awesome, and 2.) I’ll be contributing to Bob’s Blog once a week with somewhat shorter home maintenance How To’s that compliment the usual projects you see here on DIYdiva.
My first post is a quick tutorial on grouting tile. If you’re a fan I’d love it if you’d hop on over and leave any grouting tips and tricks, or just an “OMG your name is next to Bob Vilas!!!” in the comments.
Also, thank you to all of the readers, commenters, and lurkers that make keeping up DIYdiva and writing about DIY so much fun!