I write a lot. I don’t think I’m particularly good at it, but I enjoy it. After all these years I finally managed to write one novel that I think might be good enough to publish. We’ll see how that goes.
I also play music. As a new hobby this costs a lot of money, but I bought all of my guitars and keyboards many years ago. I buy new strings occasionally, but that’s about it now. I record everything onto an old computer running some freeware multi-track software.
I’m building a robot out of mostly scrap parts I’ve had laying around here. I’ll probably have a hundred bucks in new parts in him by the time all is said and done, which is cheap for what’s in him.
Another hobby I’ve only recently gotten back into is shooting. I bought a civil war musket (replica) and I’ve been going about once a week to shoot it. It costs me about ten bucks a week, which some people will say isn’t cheap, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than Deereman’s tractors.
I know this is like giving crack to a junkie, but here, if you don’t already know about it: freecycle.org
It’s great. You post stuff, and people (like you) come and haul away all of your junk for free! The trick is you have to give, not take. Yeah, I know, the same trick applies to craigslist.