My Honey loves "puttering" around outside and with his "potted" outside plants, etc. so even though he doesn't need a lot of outdoor space anymore...he still needs a small plot to do his thing on. We are blessed that our Landlord has given us that space and that my Honey can continue to enjoy his "hobby" for as long as he is able to. I agree that downsizing is important at least to us as we have gotten older. Neither one of us likes a whole lot of things cluttering up our living areas, but we do like touches of things that make our place "Home" to us. We keep some of the things that mean the most to us and that we will use or enjoy. Each year it seems I give away, etc. a few more things that I realize we don't use, wear, play, read, or that has lost personal meaning for us. And having less to take care of or clutter up our home has made keeping our place neat and clean alot easier and faster to do...giving us more time for what is still important to us. I pray this is our last "Home" as even the thought of making another move makes me feel sad and to tired!