UK House prices: News & Views in NEWS Commentary, 2021 & Beyond Posted November 19, 2010 · Report reply Ha ha wouldn't that be nice! I suspect you'd like it too if you could figure out how to do it. Short answer, No. I spent much of today at the bottom of a muddy pit swinging a pickaxe to dig a new manhole. I also work bloody hard with my brain too, putting together deals, often late into the evening and at weekends, most of which fall thru when we get out-bid. I'm not a nine-to-fiver and I probably work at least twice as hard as the average wage-slave. What do you do? I used to be a rentier living off the labour of others but saw the error of my ways back in Spring 07 - sold up and put the proceeds into PMs. As for what I do, not much really - potter about in the workshop (miniature engineering) play chess, read, cycle, wonder about the purpose of existence - usual things. Edit: BTW, I looked at your blog - We probably have a lot in common regarding building things oneself.