"It won't take long, not if we all work together."
The exterior of our house needed new siding and lots of repairs, but that expense was not in the budget. Paint was a lot cheaper and if we did it ourselves...we could swing it. Isaac was our main handy-man. He removed lots of rotten boards, measured, sawed, and nailed up new pieces of wood. He removed and replaced numerous windows. And we all painted for a long, long time. But it turned out pretty nice.