Cliff received the last of the decals needed to finish Ollie off. She's been here two-and-a-half years, and is finally restored. (Of course, she still hasn't been "broke in". Sheesh.) Cliff took these shots himself; I was elbow deep in sweet potatoes when he was ready for pictures. He should have waited, because I wouldn't have had the structures in the background of some of the pictures, especially the foreclosed-upon monstrosity of a house next door. Our daughter is going to take some real glamour-shots with her fancy-schmancy camera, later on.
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This hobby is one reason Cliff is going to work one week out of the month; restoring old tractors is outrageously expensive, and he's addicted to his hobby. You seldom get your investment back when you sell a restored tractor. He doesn't have plans to sell this one for a long, long time.
His other motivation is that he wants to go on a road trip next summer. We have enough money coming in to get by just fine here at home, but not enough to travel very far.
I had nothing to do with his decision to work part-time, and no, he isn't going back to work "because he's a man and feels like he has to work". Trust me, he is loving retirement, and has not been bored for a single moment.
The money he brings home from his part-time job will be strictly his and will go for whatever purpose he sees fit.