I climbed up on the roof of my old house (had a floored attic with windows) and patched the leaking chimney, and re-tarred and rolled out roofing for the front porch. Perhaps, I should not have done that. But it needed it and I could not afford to have it done. This is an example of what I am talking about.
I took after my father, who could do anything and did if he had instructions. He put down a concrete driveway (borrowed my grandfather's plow to dig it out). He built a carport for our two cars. At another house, he built 4 brick flowerbeds on a hill going down in our backyard, making the last one a patio instead. He then built a brick fire pit.
He could fix anything and did; and I have tried to follow in his footsteps. But I am old and "wounded" too much to do too much, but I guess I will keep trying -it makes life more interesting.