Philp and jbk:
Youguys are very accuarate in your assumptions about cost!
However, I too used to have a wife (now thankfully EX) that kept score on those kinds of things. At the time I owned and raced a NHRA Pro Stock car, so you can only imagine how much she had to add up on my side! It turns out that everything was some sort of "get even because..." thing. Hmmmm, isn't that interesting.
My point is, I now have someone that appreciates anything and everthing she has or that is given to her, regardless of cost! I know, how can it be, you say? It can happen. It is rare, but it can happen.
Just like the diamonds some women are so fond of, the high quality ones are rare, but worth so much more in the long run.
Just my .02 carats worth.