After looking at my x-mas list, my wife has come to the conclusion that this is no longer a hobby. Doesn't everybody have a microscope and hemocytometer regardless of what their hobbies are? I am of the opinion that every home needs a QC lab.
My wife and I were discussing what kind of layout we want for our basement when we eventually get it finished. You know, bar area, someplace to put a TV and couches. I almost blurted out, "I wonder if there's a little spot for a lab." but managed to catch that before it escaped my lips. We'll keep that one under wraps for the time being