Crack into the garage ceiling to better insulate the apartment pipes that kept freezing (which was no easy feat. A foam box was built around them and I had insulation 2 feet thick in most places. Keeping in mind I had to build this in place with VERY little room and while standing on the top of the ladder which specifically states not to. periodically it would tip over under me. Clinging for dear life while my legs dangle from the ceiling, a toe holding the ladder so it didn't fall all the way over. I imagine it was quite a site. I got mighty good at re-stabilizing the ladder with one foot while clinging to a 2x4.
Glued in a new fireplace door seal, only to chip it out and replace it with a better size.I also Replaced the bolt that holds the handle on.
10 hours on a failed attempt to fix the car starter. One bolt rusted off and the other bolt head I stripped to oblivion. I was told the mechanic was cursing our existence. Two bolts and a plug. It took a professional around six hours to perform a task that I've done in an hour, on a different car obviously.
Sand off chipping varnish from a window and re-varnish,
varnish the oak trim in a bathroom because the water was destroying the oil finish.
Rip out the broken bathroom lighting and replace it with track lighting (after a failed attempt to fix the original system. Apparently I can't solder.)
Caulk some newly developed gaps in the bathroom counter.
Fix a broken chain pull for an overhead fan (I took it apart and fixed it rather than just replacing it. It took 2 hours and saved $3. That's how worthless my time is.
Readjust two drawer faces and one of their slides, they stopped working properly when the temperature change occurred. Then I sanded and varnished any areas that had to be shaved down (The good news being that ALL the cabinet doors in the house finally stopped binding with the expansions, and didn't need modified after I had to fix several of them on three different occasions in the past, damn wood expansion)
Replaced the belt on the dryer.
Gut the house of a long term accumulation of garbage that overflowed the trashcan for like a month.
Burn some useless furniture that was living, and rotting, on the porch.
Get the plainer in the truck. (Heaaaaaavy.)
Move an oven to the garage. (Heaaaaaaavy.)
White glove clean most of the house.
It's good to come home for the holidays.