Well, LIFE happens, at least it did to me...
Started buying pins in 1995 after visiting Kevin Mchugh's basement-- (Classic Pinball, Clifton NJ)
EVERYONE knew Kevin back then... I don't know about now... as Ive been out of the loop for a while.
In 1999 I had a 3000+ sqft home in Brooklyn with a 1000 sqft basement and 20 Pins, NO wife.
In 2000 the Stock Market Crashes (ouch $!), and pins go into mothballs in NJ for 12 years.
In 2012 I have a 3000+ sqft home with 1000 sqft unfinished basement AND a wife who doesn't like MULTIPLE machines around.
In 2019 I START to refinish basement (excavation, new plumbing new electric.)
In 2020 wife will STOP threatening to DIVORCE me when machines get moved to basement.