First, many thanks (from the other side of the world, where I live) for all the info on small machine that you have provided for all of us. As can be seen from your message, things are not important, emotions are important. You like good music because of the emotions....
And possibly my biggest sacrifice was my 30 year old turntable and associated audio gear, I love good music heard over good gear
Had I grabbed more stuff I would probably not be alive writing about missing it now
If you are ok, all your family (including Rex) is ok, and no people were harmed, everything is ok.
I live in Portugal, and one of the "traditional songs" is "Fado", usually associated with sadness, and love misfortune.
Many years ago a journalist asked a famous "Fado" singer (Amália Rodrigues):
-What is the advice that you give to someone with a love misfortune?
-Another love or another misfortune?
-Whatever.. It's the same thing.