My new least favorite word is "shim." I spent five hours last night, until past midnight, "shimming" the wall studs so that we could hang sheetrock. The sheetrock is not yet hung. Why does everything take so long? Why is it so dusty and disgusting? Why do I have no aptitude at all for this? Why can't I be more patient, and unflappable?
I'm tired and I feel defeated by my bathroom. Today I have to run a regatta, so I'll be on the water all day. Might be able to work a few hours tonight. I'm determined to get this sheetrock up. My house is a construction zone.
My advice: do not buy a house alone. Don't do it. If it's brand new construction, and you have lots and lots of money, perhaps it makes sense. Otherwise, there's nothing wrong with renting.