</span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Robert @ May 20 2003, 10:21 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> You only spent &#036;30. The rest of the money is for stuff you can use the next time and the time after that.
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Ahhh yes, Robert - but the capitol is tied up. If I had it in an investment like a real estate protfolio mutial fund, I could be making 15% on that money. - So ... that is 62.50 a month in lost opportunity on the money aaannnnddd .... depreciation. Which occurs on the newer items I have - most of my stuff I bought already depreciated. I figure this hobby costs a few dollars a day without clicking the shutter. (Almost as much as I would spend on consumables if there are no real projects going)

Then then I create a masterpiece&#33;&#33; (yes, I amuse myself pretty easily) and it is all worth while. - >>>>now I AM laughing out loud.