My wife works for a Non-Profit. And from what I can tell those Non Profit people have a very strange way of looking at things. at least the one's I've met. I'm talking about that "NEED LESS" philosophy. I try to explain that its not that I want people to think I'm cool because I have very cool toys. It's because I "want" really cool toy's. Its funny, I remind her from time to time the the best date she ever had (her admission) was on a rainy day in Yellowstone on "one" of my really cool Harleys! that works for about 45min.
The one thing that does help is that the last Van the 1981 Ford 2wd made it 8000 miles with out even a hickup last summer on our Alaska trip. After I poured a sack full of money in it of course, before we left. I remind her about all the time's on that trip and others when she would said things like wow that was a great idea or where did you find out about that. the best one was thank god for the portapotty.
I love this stuff and so does she. I even like her nagging about me doing so much research, and when we are out in the middle of nowhere I pop out with something that make's it perfect well THAT'S PRICELESS!