5. Exercise, or choosing "Chop Wood Carry Water" work outside in the yard over the tedium of weight rooms and exercise machines. Void in case of heart attack.
4. Economics, or living beyond our means on a special acre of Santa Barbara canyon land by keeping the landlord happy.
3. Space, or getting away from the wife into the yard where I make the decisions. Most of the decisions.
2. Place, or living here, enjoying the beautiful landscape, and contemplating the ecological metaphor of renting.
1. Joy, or indulging my working class fetish that grunt work on a beautiful and unique property is satisfying.