You do very well in making things like jam and reusing candles to make new (that is one, I want to do, but I need to find the wicks). It is good to be that way, I think. We can come through a lot when others are left to wonder how they will survive. I also like to help others that are struggling.
We never got a new chimney put in so heating with wood is out. Maybe that is a good thing because when I was in the basement when hubby had his last foot surgery, he would decide to get up on his crutches. He never used them right and just used them as an aid to hop on his good foot. He nearly fell to one side numerous times, but put his knee on something to stop his fall.