I posted an ad for a 'handyman' on Craig's List yesterday, just looking for someone to help me with some minor things around the house like moving furniture, paint touch-up, carrying boxes, minor repairs, install light fixtures, etc. Basically things we didn't finish when we moved in over two years ago. I figured I might hire a college kid, and refer them to some neighbors who are elderly and also need help once in a while, so they could make some extra money. I posted yesterday around 5:00 p.m. This morning I had over 125 responses, which included one from an unemployed mechanical engineer, one unemployed Realtor/Loan broker, several licensed contractors-all willing to work for $17.00 per hour.