Insulated areas inside and outside the home using expanding spray-foam.
Filled in existing holes around the house using malleable putty.
Cleaned up the room in which he now sleeps, moving unneeded items to the basement.
Created four functional shelves using primarily discarded materials - an old pallet, copper wiring, and screws salvaged from the backyard trash pile.
Put together and hung two large shelves using found wood and purchased mounting materials.
Used dry-wall to plug a three-foot-wide hole in the living-room ceiling and painted said hole so that it blends in.
Plugged a number of large holes in the living-room closet, thus reducing cold air and pest intrusion.
Painted the kitchen walls pebble-grey.
Stained the kitchen cabinets espresso-brown.
Installed floor moulding in the living-room.
Fixed a broken window-sill and a hole in the roof above the front door through which rainwater was leaking inside.
Reattached the western rain-gutter to the gable using the existing screws.
Screwed the ventilation register in the foyer back into a proper alignment.
Sawed off most of a large wild grapevine that was threatening to damage roof and siding.
Repaired using found materials a recessed basement window covering that had collapsed.
Installed four mirrors in the living-room using thumbtacks.
Removed trash from the front and side of the house.
Installed a solar-powered and motion-activated security lighting system that illuminates the external staircase at night.
Prepared items in the backyard trash-pile for transport to the dump by cutting them to size using a powered saw.
Placed items into window-boxes with broken latches to make these harder to open from the outside.
Moved the bathroom door’s strike-plate forward, allowing the door to shut and lock properly.
Painted discolored and secured loose floor moulding in the bathroom.
These tasks did not take much effort individually, but upon review of this list the author realizes he has actually gotten a lot of work done - bit by bit, a little at a time. Huzzah!
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