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  • "Do something!" the full-time attorney, full-time dad of two said, good-naturedly. "You'll look back on all this free time you had when you didn't have kids, and you'll think to yourself, 'What did I do with all that time? You have to do something, have something to show for it.'"

    Well...as much as I hate to admit it, he's absolutely right. As simple a sentiment as it was, it smacked me with quite a lot of force, straight in the face...and pride (even though that was surely not his intent). I can make the argument that I don't have nearly as much free time as one would think. But I'd be wrong. Because I only work one job, no more than 45 hours a week that doesn't require any after-hours attention. Where do the rest of the unstructured, unaccounted-for hours in the day go? Certainly not toward any concrete product. It's as bad, perhaps worse, as wasting money. The saddening, slightly shameful feeling one gets when looking back at wasted time. Yeah, I have a problem.

    So what are two DINKs to do? Apparently something. Now to figure that part out...

    -The picture is the view we were looking upon when this conversation took place.
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