On Friday, I met up with a couple fellow DIY ladies in my area. (I’m sorry more of you couldn’t make it. It’s hard to find a time that works for everyone. Hopefully next time!)
(Pictured left to right: Laura, Sandra (me) and Rebecca)
We had fun getting to know each other and talking about projects (and about our husbands reactions to our projects. heehee). We discussed what we want to accomplish in our homes and how we could help each other.
We decided that we will meet once a month to work on a project together in someone’s house. It’s kind of like working for Habitat only we’re working on our own houses. Not that we shouldn’t continue to work for Habitat for Humanity as well, but it will be nice to knock some projects off our own lists too. Am I Right?
Anyway, our first project get together will be in February. If you live in the Knoxville area and want to participate, shoot me an email so I can get you more details.
Now, I know what some of you are thinking right now: What about me? I want to participate but I don’t live in Knoxville Friggin’ Tennessee! (Maybe? Something like that?)
After I put my invitation post out there, a WHOLE bunch of you expressed that you wish you could come but you live too far away. A few of you suggested that I do a video broadcast and a few others suggested starting DIY clubs in their areas.
I think that’s a great idea. Complicated, but great. Here are some questions that popped into my head:
1. How do we find each other?
2. How do we avoid “Stranger Danger” situations that could arise from inviting a group of complete strangers (that “met” on the internet) to one’s house?
3. What about liability if someone gets hurt or Jamie’s house burns down because Sally said she had a lot of electrical experience…?
I’m not saying it’s not a great idea…it’s just tricky.
What do you think? Does anyone have a DIY group in their area that they participate in? How did you hear about it. How is it set up? What kind of legal disclaimers and waivers did you have to sign? …? …?
**Join me on Facebook to discuss the best way to go about this and find each other!**
Whatever happens with the local DIY clubs around the world…I will try to set up a video broadcast at our DIY project meet-up next month.
I can handle that. 😀