There are fun projects, like decorating, and then there are home maintenance projects (not as much fun). I obviously prefer decorating over maintenance, but with home ownership, maintenance is inevitable. We built our home 11 1/2 years ago. It seems 10+ years is the magic number to have things start to go wrong. As Murphy's Law would have it, 10+ years is after all warranties have expired. Recently we've had two such issues arise, both of which are being addressed this week.