I hope this will be a thread for practical tips. Mine right now: dealing with yard work (raking). I'm feeling overwhelmed in terms of time and my physical condition. (I'm small, not very strong, and perhaps prone to exertion-induced migraine headaches.) Should I lower my standards for myself or hire someone to help? If the latter, a service or a neighborhood young person?
Please feel free to post your suggestions and also your requests for practical guidance if you're lacking a spouse (either because you're not married or you're married but your spouse is AWOL).