This thread hit me in just the right place. I'd like to think I've never "lost it" about some unintentional damage to one of my old treasures, but honestly, I have. My kids are now at an age where they don't cause too much damage from just being kids, and I hope they have some good memories of time spent in the garage. My Merc has a few scars from "help" I've received through they years I've worked on it, but truthfully, I kind of like those because they remind me of people that I love. It truly is just old stuff and it can all be replaced - but - as others have already stated more eloquently - the memories and the people we've shared them with are what is important. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this thread!