It’s been a tough year. The most challenging of my entire adult life, actually, with the most recent difficulty being the death of my father a few weeks ago. But it wasn’t unexpected, and Dad passed away quietly in his sleep.
Despite all of the work I had to do to manage my father’s money, and must now do to take care of the estate, now that I’m retired I have more time to do things I enjoy. But because I am no longer drawing a salary, I of course have less money to spend on things that I enjoy.
Way back in the pre-DVD days, I was recklessly spending money on LaserDiscs. One of my favorite LD’s is “The Old Dark House”, a delightfully quirky and creepy 1932 movie with an outstanding cast, directed by James Whale. A recent rave by Leonard Maltin for a new HD transfer of the movie motivated me to see how much it costs. At only $15.50 on Amazon, it doesn’t bust my retirement budget.