Thanks again for all the replies.
Gruntersdad - Thanks for reading my "story." I am very lucky to have both wife and drums. As for the Hornets, the early reviews are pleasantly surprised. Here is a linkhttp://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=34390
Victor - sorry to say i don't have near the capability for good audio. But I'll keep trying.
Donald - just find a woman who tolerates your hobbies rather than resists them. If she embraces your hobbies, marry her.
Frank - A drumkit is a PERFECT centerpiece for any living area. Fine woodwork deserves a showcase. As for the hats, I love them. Very bright and the airwave gives a great chick. Perfect for rock/pop/funk/punk etc.