I have just learned that a very close friend had to put his wife of 42 years into a full care facility. We knew it would happen, but it still struck us deeply. On Christmas morning last year, the wife of another very close friend died of a heart attack brought on by a short severe respitory disease. My wife came with me to get the proper benchwork building materials, and she organized the laundry room to make space for my layout. She said I wouldn't enjoy the railroad if didn't do it right from the begining. Our wives,spouses and partners are central in our enjoyment of model railroading. Without their tolerance, support and criticism, our hobby would be clandestine and unfulfilling. I think you'll agree. Just had to say it. If this post is inappropriate, it may be deleted.