I got a whole yard full of stories like that. My father used to say "better than spending your money at the gin mill". I restore cars for a living, and I tell customers that if they are counting the money, they are in the wrong hobby. If you buy a new winnibago and next year you decide to sell, you will likely not get what you put into it. Same with an antique car or tractor. We do it for fun, and for the satisfaction of making something something worn and ugly back into something usefull and beautiful. A great passtime, and we dont have to travel far to do it.