Another newbie; good to have found House Repair Talk and to be here.
As well as being a professional designer (architecture degree) / remodeler (15 years) in Richmond, VA., I am a "serial remodeler" of my own 1960 split level suburban home and gardens. I am happy to use my own home as a "lab" to experiment with things I might not first try with our clients... typically very happy with the learning process and unique results. I love creating and being surrounded by beautiful things.
I am here to watch, read and learn... and hopefully contribute to the resolution of others' concerns by application of my own experience. I also run a blog, "Ask Mason" for the same sort of Q+A at http://www.remodelrichmond.com/
Although I do run a remodeling and home repair business, I do try to keep my content there (as I will here) geared toward the DIY-er... appreciating that approach since I do so much of that myself. Every Saturday, I'll be seen at Lowe's at least once.
I look forward to contributing, and to the fellowship of fix-needy homeowners.