I'm starting my next job September 13th so I still have a good bit of time off.
On that job, I'll get 3 days off every week and have a bit of time after work (though not that much until I move).
That job should enable me to live independently, but I really want to get something in my field asap.
At the moment I'm putting all my off time into the Strategy Game I mentioned earlier. This is a bit weird because it's a totally new project, but there are some good reasons for it:
I need something useful in my visible-code portfolio. This is a great project to stick in there because it shows a lot of both client-side and server-side competency. There's also a lot of reliance on procedural generation, which will look particularly impressive.
This project is going really well and shouldn't take long to complete. One reason for that is it's building on a lot of things I learned from NIFE about how to structure large complex projects.
It uses Gtx0's account system so I could give it the NIFE treatment -- add a forum or two for it, advertise the software and get people to come to gtx0 indirectly.