Just a thought here. I just replaced my old 8mm camcorder with a cool new DV camcorder and had thought about putting the old one on ebay or giving it to a friend. Maybe you could find it useful over there? No problem if it got damaged, lost or whatever. Who knows, maybe at least it could provide your lovely Wendi with a personal message here and there. Let me know if you would like to use it. (you would owe me a little footage but that's all). If you want it let me know and I will ship ASAP. It's fairly small and easy to use and has a few extra tapes and batteries.