I think the key is this: just because you're not at work doesn't mean you can spend money like it ain't no thang. You've still got to live within your budget, but you've got all these hours in the day to just do whatever you want. So how do you fill them? I think it would start easy enough for me.
- I would begin cleaning the house, top to bottom, inside AND outside. It could really use it. Than I'd clean out the garage.
- I would read up on fishing techniques and lakes in the area, and go fishing. I've never been the biggest fan in the fishing, but it seems like something that would be peaceful and relaxing, plus eat up a lot of hours.
- Many of the volunteer organizations that interest me are looking for full-time volunteers, so this would be a chance to have a 40 hour a week "job" without getting paid. Habitat for Humanity or the River Revitalization Foundation could use a young fella to help with menial labor.
- I'd expand my pending garden to include a bevy of other veggies, like potatoes, pumpkin, corn, and squash.
- I would spend more time on the "home farm," chopping wood, removing old farm machinery, and prepping the deer stands. My dad spends an awful lot of time plowing and tilling and cultivating right now, so I'd probably do my best to take over some of that.
And I would love it. The chance for me to do basically whatever I wanted when I wanted would be amazing. But I would make sure I set goals for myself, and setup agendas for everyday, otherwise I fear I would slink into a life of boredom and sloth.
So yeah, that's how I would spend my time.