This makes me think. . . Ask your handy grandparents, etc. for a lesson or two while they're here. Ask for that best-ever apple pie recipe, ask how that garden grows, ask how they tuned-up a car, ask how they rebuilt the attic, etc. Then don't neglect to share these things with future generations. Those will be the coolest memories later. I remember helping my grandfather build a chicken coop when I was 8 (weird.)
If it's too late (sorry) at least you have strangers in forums, they are valuable too!