I've paid for a new roof as well as a new fence that I stained by hand. I painted the outside and ripped out most of the inside carpet. I tore down an outbuilding and ripped out brick flower beds as well as two concrete pathways. I've ripped up four trees and the grass in the back yard and removed the grass and three trees in the front yard. I've planted seven trees and 128 shrubs so far.
A couple deciding to make a lifetime commitment to each other is news in any community. Engagement announcements routinely grace the pages of the Manteca Bulletin as do those for births, weddings, and anniversaries.