Ever got everything assembled for a project only to have you interest fizzle before you actually got started on it? Im my case there seems, sometimes, to only be enough interest to get me through the gathering of materials stage, and then my interest is "used up". One biography of Edison spent some time discussing how he blew exorbitant amounts of money on amassing a vast variety of materials he thought he might need for his R & D. He never wanted to be caught without that Japanese silk or Chilean saltpeter at hand, and ended up with huge amounts of stuff that never got used. The huge swap meet every weekend here in San Diego at the Sports Arena is a terrible contributor to this habit of mine, because you can get some amazing things very cheaply. Last year I bought a set of used leatherworking tools for about $10.00 because I thought I might like to play around with that craft and see what I could come up with. Plus, I couldn't resist the bargain. It was probaby $100.00 worth of stuff. Couple weeks ago I picked up a box of clay sculpting tools, because they were brand new. About $50.00 worth for five bucks. Thing is, I already have all the clay sculpting tools I've ever needed. I couldn't resist the bargain. I haven't touched the leather tools to date. Then there was the time I got exited about the brand new rocket someone was letting go for $5. It has three engines included. It is sitting on the floor in a corner now, a year and a half later, never having been launched. Yesterday I bought 6 used books. I already have hundreds of books. And while I am usually always reading one book or another, I seem to continuously acquire them at a rate in excess of what I can possibly hope to read. At the swap meet you can pick books up from between a quarter to a dollar. It's not like I don't get anything accomplished. The Brush Shelter is littered with many finished things. The trouble is that I'm geared up to do about 20 times more things than I'll probably ever get around to doing. Edit: Be back later. I'm off to the swap meet.