My only hope is that by compiling this list my wife doesn't falsely think the odds of these items getting done has improved.

1. Remove old wallpaper and paint the upstairs hallway.
2. Upgrade the stairs with new oak treads and railing.
3. Repair the chimney where it is prone to leak; cover the entrance to keep birds, etc. out. Note: no longer use as we installed gas logs last spring and they are great!
4. Improve the driveway and parking areas by installing stones and an attractive border.