For some reason our DIY Network disappeared for a few months. I’m not sure why our Dish Network didn’t have it for awhile, but it’s back. I have a love/hate relationship with this network.
I love the ideas I get when I watch it. I love how much variety they demonstrate in style. I am definitely inspired. I feel like a part of their club because I am definitely a DIYer. I value how much I can save when I do things myself (when I say I…I mean my hubby of course).
But, this weekend, I found myself watching the “best” ways to remodel kitchens, bathrooms, yards…etc. After a couple of episodes, I saw a clear trend. I am far too thrifty for sentences like, “and this project only cost her $1200.00 for the back splash” or “these cabinets were $33,000.”
The words “only” and “$1200.00″ just don’t belong in the same sentence in my book. I realize that the DIY network uses certain products because of their sponsorships, and I get that. I’m just a little baffled. I know it is all in the perspective of the viewer, and “only $1200.00″ could apply to a certain perspective. My perspective is a little skewed on this because I found myself thinking, “How in the HECK did they spend $1200.00 on a back splash that they installed themselves?”
I’m afraid I like sentences more similar to “only $5.00″ or “only $200.00″. Am I alone on this? Am I just jealous that they don’t come and crash my backyard? Probably. Will I still watch the DIY network? Definitely.