"This is getting to be an expensive hobby :-)"
Yup. When all said and done a Honda Fit (Jazz) or similar is cheaper to run than a V 650.
There is no longer the excuse of owning a bike as an economy measure, even when you do your own maintenance. Sad but true.
The modern version is something along the lines of "For my mental health, Dear. I need it". Just don't let 'Dear' near the forum because she'll quickly realise we're all nutters anyway