Jeff is taking 9 weeks of parental leave this fall, so for 2 months both of us are home with the girls. We have a long list of jobs we've been saving to get done while he isn't working, and after only 2 weeks we've already plowed through most of it. (I say "we" when really Jeff has done most of the work, while I've kept the kids occupied). Jobs done so far include: Garage wall crack fixed, basement ceiling tiles replaced, rotten window frames fixed, furnace ducts sealed, yard cleaned up, and dryer venting replaced. We also had the furnace replaced and have booked an appointment to have more insulation added to the attic.
All this while we've also had lots of time to spend with the kids, either as a whole family or with Jeff and I taking turns so the other one gets a break. Despite the fast pace of work getting done around the house, it still feels like we're getting our batteries recharged, which we've desperately needed as it's been an adjustment getting used to having 2 kids this past year.
Jobs remaining on our list include landscaping the yard, painting the windows and hopefully stripping and restaining the deck.
What items are in your job jar?