I just spent the day rewiring the kitchen in my rental. Yes, my rental. I figure what the hell, I'm going to be living here for a couple of years, why not make shit the way I want it to be so I can get enjoyment out of it. It started off with me installing a range hood (what kind of a place doesn't have one, never mind for natural gas appliances?), and having to run the electrical for that. Then, once I had the electrical exposed, there were some problems... so I fixed them. And while I had everything apart, I thought, "why not just put outlets where they should be to be useful", so I moved a few of them around. (I mean, who the fuck puts an electrical outlet right behind the burner on a gas stove?) Then I noticed that there was next to no real power to the kitchen... it was all running on a single 15a circuit (stove, fridge, counter top outlets). Next thing you know I'm installing a new 2-pole breaker and running some wiring. All in all, it's been 3 trips to Home Depot, about $150 in supplies, and about 8 hours of work. It was almost like that episode of Frasier (am I dating myself here?) where he noticed a scratch in the floor the day that his prestigious wine club was showing up, and the next thing you know the place is full of tarps and contractors and scaffolding. Worth it. FOCUS: What home renovation jobs or DIY projects have you done? Did they snowball out of control? Did they go as planned? What new job are you contemplating? ALT-FOCUS: What jobs were over your head, and made you immediately think "I should not have done that." Ever lose a finger or other appendage?