IF anyone actually HAD a summer vacation! I learned to mow the grass. My brother always did it when I was growing up so I never learned. Having done it all summer, I'm not great at it but at least I am slightly more methodical than I was when I started. I also bought a girly power drill (batteries, actually), and learned to spackle. I also learned to MEASURE things before lugging them up the stairs (right, STID?). It's been an EDUCATIONAL summer. No vacation. Not really. Not yet. But hope springs eternal!