The in-laws are over here. My father in law fixed the cupboard, our busted kitchen light, and explained to us "end users" (lulz) that our bedroom light fixture is fine, we just needed to pull the pull cord to turn on the other two lights. (Wow, we feel dumb now.)
In exchange, we're reinstalling Vista on his laptop, and my husband is using Google Street View to give them a virtual tour of the town they are thinking of moving to in Florida.
So, while I may not be able to turn my own bedroom lights on correctly, I have the ability to match up an OS ISO and get a valid installation going without the original CDs. Thus, provided we have electricity, when the zombie apocalypse comes I will have a skill to barter.
Edited, Jan 7th 2012 4:25pm by catwho