Wow, if you're serious, I might take you up on the offer of the books. I would treat them with reverence, I promise. I just today found an old Durer book in a thrift store; water damaged but the plates (473 of them!) are very high quality. It was published in 1907, and I got it for $10!
I'm also in the market for a clip light, as I'm running into the situation where my hand is casting a shadow on where I want to draw, so I definitely need another light source. Did you get anything specialized? Or just a standard light with a folding arm?
BTW, I took some excerpts from your blog post on marriage and used it in a Valentines Day card. We're facing some of those crises you alluded to (2 teenage girls...yikes), and your thoughts were perfect for the moment. Thank you for that; it was beautifully written.