A reasonable answer, but one that misunderstands my point.
1. Steve does run his own business and has many problems with taxes and income, but in spite of that he was able to do what he did.
2. I am retired and on a fixed income and I have lost my health care benefits. I have invested heavily in coating blades and books as well as lots of Silver Nitrate and many other things such as printing the books and duplicating the DVDs. I have taxes on that income to deal with and lots of late hours were spent in my tiny lab (7'x14')/ I am now working on 2 more books and am working with 2 interns at GEH.
Point is, that I did it and took it pretty far in my lab but I still will not attempt Kodachrome or any other chrome except possibly Cibachrome.
And many groan and moan here, but do nothing at all!
If you cannot, you cannot, but if you can or could and are posting here, why just talk? Start to work.
Now, I'm sorry that my comments have driven you away. I h ope that your wife is better soon. My wife had 2 major surgeries while writing the book and she needed one year for recovery for the second. I hope your wife does better.