Since the car is having problems and we're still staying at the Parental Unit's Domicile, I've been pushing myself to do as much work around the house as possible to ensure that I'm not looked at as a burden. Last week I redid the stairs outside (and did a rather nice job if I say so myself!) as well as helping split several cords of wood. This week I helped clear a trail, cut downed trees into rounds, stack another cord of wood to dry for next year, hauling an old water heater out of the basement, and tomorrow I'll be doing several other chores.
I'm going to need a vacation after this vacation. But at least stuff is getting done around the house.