- Doing my taxes
- Putting together a report for my community association (big release forthcoming!)
- Updating my lesson plans and spreadsheets for the quant tools class I teach at Penn each summer
- Grinding out reports for clients that I ran out of time during the week to complete
- Catching up on correspondence with professional colleagues who I try to stay in touch with
- Attending networking events
The beauty of doing handyman stuff on the weekends is that it's a change of pace from your 9 to 5. There's also a sense of accomplishment when you can identify a project, commence work, and bring it to completion. Plus many people enjoy the actual tasks, whether it's gardening or cars or home improvements.
I actually enjoy spreadsheets, analysis, and report production. (I'm pretty weird like that.) But going from a full work week of doing a lot of that to grinding out more of the same on the weekend for 8 to 10 straight weeks, I'd say it's time to find a different kind of weekend project. Thankfully, my taxes are done, my community association report is done, and my class prep is done. It looks like it's time for a Home Depot run.