Hot and humid, although… it was a bit cooler for part of the day. Still plenty stifling later in the afternoon. Hot humid and still equals Nick soaked to the skin while barely working.
Did some stuff in the morning at home. Then got moving to do errands. One auction pickup. One trip to Lowes for more pex stuff. Then went by my rent house and replaced the damaged fence pickets. Of course, the fence is western red cedar, and I bought pressure treated… because I forgot. The pressure treated is 3/8″ wider than existing. So I’m not quite done, I need to rip two pickets to width, one to make up the remainder of 5 pickets in a row, and one for a lone picket further down the fence. Of course my saw is at the BOL. I’ll take the pickets with me, rip them and return to finish the job. It’s always something.
On the other hand, I have the tools and experience to do the work. I’m not at the mercy of someone else, and I can do the work to whatever level of fit and finish suits me. There are a lot of things like that in the life of a homeowner, and landlord especially. I think there will be a lot more of that as the economy worsens. People won’t have the cash to pay someone else for the work. The flip side is possible too, if you have cash or something of value, there might be lots of skilled craftsmen available to do the work for you. The trick is having something of value. For most it will likely just be the sweat of their brow. Moral of the story? Have a skill someone will pay for. Or have something skilled people will accept as payment.
Either way, stacks help.