Liked your comment Redpepper! I can see why Mono is so enamored. But, you're so un-American up there in BC, not driven by the all consuming American need to have more of everything...and new, new, new, lol. Funny but my wife is just like you. I've had to beg her to go shopping sometimes to get something for herself that she really needs or just plain wants. She's just not material at all.
With regards to your comment on quality. I think you hit the nail right on the head. These two women in my life are two of the finest quality individuals I have ever known. Hence, I have told them both many times how I don't want to finish out my last 30 or 40 years on this planet without them both in my life. I hope we can keep on going for the gold!