One of the “worse” things of living in a house is the hard work and/or high cost to maintaince it. If you don’t want to spend some money, you need to spend a lot of time in DIY.
We are looking for a garderner to cut and trim the trees (one off job, we can maintain it ourselves once they are in a decent height) and a plumber to replace the old shower enclosure of the small bathroom with a new one and install one in the main bathroom. So far the quotes we got are higher than my monthly salary.
Of course we will continue looking for other quotes, but sometimes I wonder if I ended up in the wrong profession.