If it was that long ago, $5 a day would have been excessive. My Dad took leftovers for lunch most days, and my school lunch was $5 a week. Being a good spouse and parent is about stewardship to the family. When my son was born, I sold off most of my gear to pay the hospital bills from his two days in the NICU, rather than go into debt to pay them off. I would love to get a “nicer” radio, but with a 5-BTV in the yard, anything better than my FT-991 would be a waste.