THANKS for the reply! I was afraid that would be the most frequent response "I only paid $400 for the whole @#$$%#$^ computer...". I do like your response very much, and will take liberties with it if I end up going that way. I'm an older geek and can probably deal with the fluctuation in income but would not enjoy getting beat about my rates every time I made a "house call". If not a long commute I would offer to "take it back to the shop" so as to not be sitting around watching counter-spy do its work.... that way would be able to do something else productive and keep the bill lower @ the same time.
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