The lawn next to my house.
Today is Christmas Eve. Lisa is home for the holidays. And our tenant’s 13 year old son is visiting from Texas. It’s nice to have a family, isn’t it?
When I lived in New York City, 1970-1975, I remember how lonely I felt. My dog was a poor substitute for what I have now: Husband, two daughters, and two grandkids. My married life is so much better than my single life. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
This year was the year of home renovation. We fixed up three bedrooms, spending $13,000 doing so. Next year will be the year when we make ends meet. We won’t renovate; we will simply maintain our property.
As for travel, we plan to spend three nights in Las Vegas next May to see Lisa graduate with a degree in physical therapy. After that, we won’t travel. It’s not just the expense; it’s the painful ordeal of sitting in tiny seats on a jet for hours. I can’t bear the thought of being confined to such a small space.
Besides, we have been everywhere: Canada, Asia, Europe, mainland USA, as well as all of the neighbor islands. I have no desire to see Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America. And if we want to see a Koala Bear in Australia, we can always google “koala bear” and view photos on the Internet.
Anyway, Merry Christmas, everyone. Hope you all have an enjoyable time with your family.