On a lighter and less important note:
Yesterday I put back together a door frame that had been ripped apart when a visitor of ours tried to close a screen door that was locked open.
The day before that I managed to fix the CD drawer on my Linn Classik that has been broken for years. All it was was a simple loose rubber belt internal to the mechanism. Some belt conditioner fixed it right up. Very glad because it seemed to be a custom transport. Yay for working beloved electronics and saving money.