In the comments on the stimulus post below, I said, "I'll admit, I'd like to have a big check from the gov't, but I'd be conflicted, as the best thing for my family would be to save it, but the best thing for the economy would be to blow it, preferably at someplace seriously local."
It just popped into my head that we have a couple of things around the house that need doing, and I don't seem to have the time or energy to do them myself. Specifically, we've got a couple of retaining walls that need work. So maybe if the government sends us some free money, we should hire somebody to fix them. That seems like something that would keep a much higher % of the money in our local economy than, say, buying a Kindle.