I never ever look at a TOTAL of receipts unless I am selling a car. I do pay attention to what I spend on a project, but only in round numbers. Yes, it can often let the air out of your game!
Hang in there....you only go around once!!
Women. Most do not understand a man's desire to "build something". If you've got a woman that gives you a wide birth on projects, do not let her get away!!!!!
I've never been married, but have watched intently, many buddy's go thru the trials & tribulations of their woman knocking their projects off course, or stopping them completely. One of my good buddy's is a HUGE car enthusiast. Great guy, always seemed to have a car to play with in the past, and he has BIG dreams of what he wants (too big for his current situation). He got married a year ago, and neglected to have a project already under way. I believe that he will likely NEVER be able to buy & spend anything on a car project again. I truly believe that. Poor bastard. His wife is unbelievably controlling, and he is a l'il too submissive. argh.
I've lost many a car buddy to marriage........