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Old Yesterday, 07:05 AM
 
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My honey do list requires me to go to the big box stores just about every week. If I am in the middle of a project it might happen several times a week. One of my guilty pleasures is stopping over at the clearance rack in the garden department. I find plants marked down and looking pretty beat up, perhaps with little life left inside them. Just like my best friend who I rescued from the pound, I always see one or two that I cant resist and bring them home. I have a huge potting bench under my oak tree where I do the necessary medical triage. I have a section next to the bench that I call the intensive care unit. Every day when I am outside early morning and dusk, I make my rounds on the new patients. I get great joy when I can discharge a former hospice patients and relocate them to new location in my home landscape. I may not have a medical degree, but I have saved many lives.
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Old Yesterday, 09:23 AM
 
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My honey do list requires me to go to the big box stores just about every week. If I am in the middle of a project it might happen several times a week. One of my guilty pleasures is stopping over at the clearance rack in the garden department. I find plants marked down and looking pretty beat up, perhaps with little life left inside them. Just like my best friend who I rescued from the pound, I always see one or two that I cant resist and bring them home. I have a huge potting bench under my oak tree where I do the necessary medical triage. I have a section next to the bench that I call the intensive care unit. Every day when I am outside early morning and dusk, I make my rounds on the new patients. I get great joy when I can discharge a former hospice patients and relocate them to new location in my home landscape. I may not have a medical degree, but I have saved many lives.
I love this! There's so much waste in our culture. It must give a lot of satisfaction and certainly rewards later on.

Chef Daughter is in her Forties and still in the money-making phase of life but every year for a while she'd pick up an extra job working at the Spring nurseries. Then at the end of the season she'd get to scavenge the bedraggled leftovers.

Her home is on a generous plot of land at the outskirts of town with several habitats and over time with the extra work she has managed to make it into a showplace with little expenditure.

And still, for her it's a splurge. She always needs one more.
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 AM
 
Location: equator
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Probably having a maid and a gardener. Being in a condo, no more yard work. It's a real indulgence not having to clean (and for $3 an hour, why would you?)

My indulgence is just sitting here sipping coffee, looking out at the ocean and the para-sailers touching down. No schedule at all.

DH doesn't have to chop wood anymore for a wood-stove. No heat required here.

But the biggest indulgence is travel. Never expected that in retirement, and it adds such excitement and anticipation. Trade-off of an otherwise low COL.
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Old Yesterday, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Rust'n in Tustin
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I splurge on reading the internets, and looking down on people in haughty derision.

Just kidding, I love you guys
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Old Yesterday, 10:15 AM
 
Location: USA
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Sleep, glorious sleep!
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Old Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Status: "Loving our retirement" (set 6 days ago)
 
Location: Asheville NC
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I like stealth’s “wanderlust flexibility.” We definitely enjoy being able to change travel plans mid trip. We’ve found fascinating towns in between destinations. Being able to stay up late or get up early to watch the sunrise is aided by our “indulgence” to nap anytime we want. We indulge ourselves frequently dinning out with friends.
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Old Yesterday, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Time.


Time to read, time to do hobbies, time to go hiking, time do things better (cooking for a party instead of pre-made appetizers and sliced cheese).
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Old Yesterday, 10:52 AM
 
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A door to my home office: $750

A "do not disturb" door hanger: $10

Closing the door to my home office, putting on the "do not disturb" door hanger, turning off my cell phone & house phone, and having a couple hours of peace and quiet so I can focus & do some mathematics: priceless.
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Old Yesterday, 10:56 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Roses and peonies, I’m ordering 50-60 roses, and 10-20 peonies. Do I have room for it? No, but I like buying and dreaming about my roses. It keeps me alive, until I’m bored with it.
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Old Yesterday, 01:44 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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Trees and Legos.
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