Being your own handyman - have you considered this? I've never been exposed to any serious work of any type of home repairment before but I'm starting to learn everything slowly. It's neat to learn how to fix things around the house.
I can do a bit myself. Some things I hire out. A lot of AC work, plumbing and electrical. I can do some of it, but most is beyond me. If I had time I could figure it out but some of it I figure is best left to the pros.
I can do some handyman stuff, like painting and pressure washing, but like Jason, I leave heating and air, plumbing, and electrical stuff to the pros. I'd rather be safe than sorry in those areas and I'm willing to pay to have someone who really knows what they're doing fixing things.