I have come to the conclusion that hobbies can send you broke. Dan has spent hundreds on his model train, which isn't even half built. By the time he's done with it, he will have spent thousands of dollars. I kid him that when he's done with it, he'll get bored after taking it around the club tracks a few times and he'll want to build another one. He sheepishly agrees with me on that.
My hobbies are no less expensive - vintage doll collecting and flying small aircraft. Although I haven't flown in years, I will be the first person to raise my hand upon invitation to go flying and if I'm feeling confident enough, will take the controls.
This past weekend, Dan and I went up with our friend, Alistair and did a scenic tour of Sydney. I invite you to come along with us and view Sydney from the air. Despite the haze and the bumps, it was a grand day out. And one thing's for sure - I will never complain about how much it costs to run my car again!