Our discussion the other day was about whether or not it is possible for us to retire in about 2 years. If the housing market could improve and we could sell our home...we might be able to do it. We would have to live with a lot less money. Only the absolute necessities could be bought. But on the plus side we have so many books already to read and can always go to the library and book fares. And reading all day is what I have in mind for retirement. Also going around taking photos of simple things you can find just about anywhere. It is amazing how much time I can fritter away just doing these 2 things. The photo below is one of three leaves that I found in our back yard that spiders and another very tiny bug were eating away at. What was left was a very beautiful lacy looking delicate leaf. I brought them in and scanned them in the printer and them took it over to picnik and did some techniques...that I can't even remember right now. I just had fun sitting there and experimenting what I could do with it. I imagine that neither one of us would ever have a boring day in retirement...it is just a matter of what we could survive on as far as money goes.