things like figuring out what's ailing wendy, (the car), replacing the hot water heater, switching around the diswasher in place of washing machine, installing a washing machine/drier/fridge with all the water features, help the neighbour with stuccoing his fence, replacing a seal on the the pool pump, (which apparently is the source of the basement leak).
stucco the fence, you ask?
well, yes, here they don't fool around with some silly picket fences, but build a wall out of cinder blocks. they, or course look like crap, so a layer of stucco is applied in some muted colour. same as around the pool.
the reason? termites.