Bourgeois success? Location location location.
Year 8 in this 1 bedroom apartment. Single unit above a liqour store. Convenience store next door 1 side, classy restaurant other side. Nice coffee shop across the street, with used book store next door. Hippie general store across the avenue. Fast food restaurant kitty-corner. 6 blocks from one of the cities busiest entertainment strips; 1/2 block from a lovely green-space ravine.
Financial? 3yrs ago found that a $4.8K snipped of student loan had been left unpaid. $6K interest. I negotiated and paid only principle.
Savings? high 4 figures.
Bass and practice amp there; shakuhachi and ryutki there; 3 recorders there; autoharp there; dumbek and djembe there.
Not so long ago, I was busking 3, 4 times a week. Either autoharp and recorders (3, 4 hours ... 2, 3 hours on jigs and reals, 1, 2 hours on folk-rock vocals) or drumming ... 2, 3 hours with breaks now and then for slow aires on recorder. (Blisters are to be avoided; they last for months and risk scar tissue. Callous comes with loving care and attention.) $75 - $200 per week.
Once upon a time ...
When I left east coast to come home I had to dump most of my collection.
2 C=64s c/w disk drives (2) and 64K RAM expansion. (1)
Kaybro ... two. One of them upgraded to '286 and 1.4Meg drives.
Now? Toshiba Toughbook (220MHz; Win95) and Apple what's it ... which boots but has no software.
As for ham radio /sigh/ I can imagine going through the fuss and bother of putting up an HF antenna, so contesting and Maritime Mobile Net is ancient history. 1 5W 2Mtr hand-held with 5/8 which ... which, for some reason, won't break squelch on ham club's repeater.
Like with LPs: abandone (sold off) huge collection upon moving to the east coast.
Returning "home"? No LPs to sell off, but a ton of books ... from 2 decades.
18 volumes in dharma collection.
24 odds and sods.
16 up to date texts, mostly hard-cover. Damned expensive, they are!
Above mentioned ToughBook; hi-grade gaming PC (blown PSU; saving up for 750W) and decent small desktop, with 7850GPU in place, and 2 others on the shelf.
1 more financial bumped I'm fucked. Back-flip off high bridge would be quite appropriate.