You wife is a wise person, yet the desire for new types of melodicas is not something we can easily control. Between that and your cat being sick, it sounds like you could use some help this year. I have an extra Yamaha P-32D that I would like to send to you. It would add a little Christmas spirit to my holiday season to do that. Please go to the Craig’s List advertising link below and email me your mailing address. I will send the melodica to you.