There are a lot of cars I'd love to own. It can be for many reasons .... their beauty draws me,
it could be more about their charm, or some nostalgic connection I have. But what I don't have
is cubic fuktonnes of green rectangles, the space to keep them nice, and most of all, the time
to actually enjoy them. This latter concept came hard for me, as it does for many. We all know
the term "car poor" for a reason !
Coming to terms with one's personal limitations can be a challenge, but also something of an
enlightenment, or "release" from the burning desire to have all these different things. Not sure
how a Waltham Orient plays into your overall life plans and ongoing circumstances, but two things
I do know for all of us:
1. None of us are getting any younger, and thusly prioritizing is a good plan for any serious bucket
list items, and
2. Money is just a tool, and taking an honest "inventory" of how much something like this means
to you, weighed against other costs (money, but also space and time, etc.) can bring peace, either
in doing what it takes to acquire the desired item, or letting go of the notion as basically, being
more taxing than the pleasure it will bring can justify.
Ten years ago I had nine "collector" vehicles. Today I have four, and through doing an honest inventory
of my cost-to-pleasure on each, plan to whittle it down to one or two. My life just does not allow
the time to enjoy so many. Sure, they are beautiful, and I love them. But honestly, some give way
more jollies than others, and frankly, the freed up shop space and other resources to keep one or
two nice would be way more satisfying than owning a stable of cars that just sit.
Just a thought ....