My husband and I are retired. He drove OTR and I drove a schoolbus. We've raised 4 children. The two oldest are 32, the youngest is 27. We have 7 grandkids, so you can imagine any way that we can save money without cutting corners is a blessing! We love to have the g-kids over! We've made a poor man's slip-n-slide, decorated the yard for Christmas and Halloween, had Easter egg hunts in the backyard, babysitted them so " Santa " could go shopping for gifts, and for Mom and Dad's night out once a month. The ones we keep the most are, of course, the ones that live here in the same town. One is the oldest g-son, 13, and his 3 yr old sister whom we call " the Energizer Bunny " 'cause she just keeps going, and going... well, you know the rest! Besides the 'critters' as we call the babies, we love to garden, keep up with the extended family, make toys and gifts for the kids, watch 'wrasslin, Discovery shows, Scifi and horror shows and movies, and love card and board games. My hubby cannot stand the lawn grass to be even a quarter of an inch too high and loves to tinker. Me, I love to cook and make things, exactly what things...anything! We love to take walks, although we don't go as fast as we used to, and we like to watch nature. Although last year I caught the squirrels stealing right out of the bag I was filling with pecans from our trees! I told my hubby that if I had had the BB gun, we would've had squirrel stew that night for supper! We still like to watch them be silly, though. We feed the birds, hummingbirds, a couple of feral cats, our own 2 owners ( a Pomeranian and a Siamese Manx tom), and now have a corn spinner for the doggone squirrels. We are trying to enjoy being with each other now the kids are out and not needing so much watching over now. Sometimes we will just put on the radio, move the furniture out of the way, and just slow dance. We are happy and although our health isn't as good as we might wish, we look out for each other. It's good to have someone that can say "I love you" in a crowded store and not be embarrassed. We still hold hands, and the home healthcare aid that comes out to help me once a week says she thinks it is 'so sweet' that we can still do those things. I just told her that if you are willing to talk about something and come to a compromise, never drag outsiders, or family, into any arguments, and not have so much pride that you can't say 'I'm sorry', or 'you're right', then you should be able to stay together just about as long as God lets you stay here on Earth. I hope He lets us stay around for a LONG time! lol!