Because we were forecast to have several days of drizzly rain, I thought of what I could usefully do in the house. One thought was to move the stereo cabinet over to the TV and use the speakers to improve the TV sound quality (a cheap home theater). The second was to do maintenance on my garden tools. The garden tools seemed more timely. Mainly, because I've never really done that before.
So I piled all the shovels, hoes, rakes, etc into the wheelbarrow and brought them all into the basement. I brought everything that had unfinished wood handles, a blade, caked dirt, or rust (and that doesn't leave much - an aluminum soil rake, a plastic and aluminum leaf rake, and a big breaker bar). Also, I'm leaving all the pruners for real sharpening "later".
So, today I cleaned all the tools. I laid a few at a time on the workbench.
Tomorrow, protecting the bare wood...