Had to laugh along with your East Texas situation. I'm here in Houston, and we have two choices: We can hire the licensed, referenced contractor if we can collect our inheritance early, OR we can do the East Texas method and bride and pray the whole way through the project. The method of least choise required us trying to learn what we can and do it ourselves. Of course, that always means we have to call the licensed, referenced contractor afterwards to clean up our mess and spend our kids inheritance. Don't feel alone up there, friend.