Years ago, (like some other folks here), I played in a band that gigged a LOT. For quite awhile i didn't even need a day job. After a good friend/drummer died I hung it up. When I came back into playing I always had it in my head that I would jump back into playing out. I even have a small P.A. upstairs! Well, the reality is that I can't be away from home. My wife works nights and I have to do both jobs during the day, as well as hold down a job. My jobs as "Dad" and Husband are way more important to me than jamming "Crossroads" on a Strat in some bar. I seldom can be away, nor do I want to be. I guess what I'm saying is that I am finally embracing that I am a casual player. I may never get out there again, and I am OK with that. I don't need a 44 watt amp I can barely crack at home, nor do I need the P.A. I'm OK with that! Thanks for your time!