For as long as I've known her, my wife has always wanted 2 things:
1) a 1966 Ford Mustang
2) an Addams Family pinball machine
She came close to #1 in College when she bought herself a 1967 Mustang (sold off long before we met).
Now, tonight, she can mark #2 off her list.
Much the same way that I troll ebay for Disney Haunted Mansion stuff, she's been known to look for the Addams Family pinball machine. But it's always been more than she's willing to spend and besides... where would we put a pinball machine?
But wait, our new house has a basement that we plan to turn into a game/media room!
... and her mid-year bonus is just sitting in savings earning interest!
... and her worthless husband still owes her a Mother's Day gift!
... and her birthday's coming up!
So now that there's room and we're wanting to be good "economy stimulating" citizens and I'm a dottering moron when it comes to buying gifts (hey, acknowledging it is the first step, right?), there's nothing standing in the way.
And wouldn't you know it, a very nice specimen comes up on ebay and the price is reasonable (compared to some of the others we've seen out there) and with a little cajoling from me, she bought it.
Wow... I don't think I've seen her this happy since our wedding day.