Knowing i'm going to be doing the write-up also helps my approach while doing the project... it makes me think "what's Tdale going to point out that i missed" or "what suggestion is Marked going to offer that will seem both really smart but obvious in retrospect if i had given it a little more thought?" and also pay a little attention to appearance knowing it's going to get looked at by everyone here. Baling wire is good for a lot of things and so i keep a roll in my toolbox but do i really want my darling daughter seeing the new inverter strapped to the underside of the bunk with it? Or my friends here on the SHTF board? It makes me ask "sure that approach will work but can i do a little better?" As a kid i tended to do things half-assed and improvised a lot of stuff out of convenience or necessity... tell the truth, i still do too much corner cutting. It's a good ability to have but not one you want to brag about using too often. My Dad was a perfectionist who went to the other extreme and took extreme pride in his craftmanship. I'll never have his talent and skill but thinking about him makes me want to try just a little harder. I hope he gets an occasional smile from the Great Beyond watching me on some of these projects. And i hope he notices me trying to do a little better than "half-assed"