I'm guilty. Mostly in the past. I haven't bought anything recently. They would be kept hidden for sometimes close to a year and I would sneak them out to use them then return them to their safe hiding location. After enough time had elapsed, I would gain a little more confidence and a camera would make a brief cameo appearance, then a little more frequent and longer appearances. If and when she said something, I usually replied with something like "So and so gave it to me" or "he gave me the parts from various cameras and I was able to assemble one from it". There was a slight bit of truth in each answer.

I hope she never reads this.

Our marriage isn't real good, but it has lasted more than 20 years so far.

Dave