I took a few day off work last week to finish the biggest DIY job i have ever done. To cover the pipes in the land drain round our house.
1 Lorry full of gravel
16 litres of water
1 pair of howies hemp jeans. I have had the jeans since Feb, but they have been used for "best". Time to wear them.
The jeans faired better than me over the 2 days. Once I got through the first hour of hate I got into the learning from repetition. The best way to hold the shovel, when to go fast with a full barrow over rocky ground, how much I can lift with a shovel and a barrow, when to rake and that the job is alot easier hydrated.
Another help were the Mark Thomas podcasts. Go download them. Some great insights from some experts on how money really moves round our planet.