No wife, traded the B**ch in on flying time, but I do have a SUV to get me out of farmers fields when the convection stops and I don't make it home. Thankfully that has only happened 3 times in the last 10 years. Nothing gets the adrenaline pumping like a deadstick into an unknown farmers field. But come to think of it.... all my landings are deadstick. What's a go around?
Seriously. Officially logged about 100 hours power (C150, C172, Piper Warrior), 400-500 hours glider (many types +CFIG), 25 hours hot-air balloon (mostly Raven), and 2 hours helicopter (Hughes 500C). Felt the urge to mate with a hummingbird.
Also unofficially time in Dash-8, Antanov AN-2, DC-3, Beech 58, Twin Aztec, etc. +++ It's simply amazing how much time you can beg or swap photos for. Just don't try logging it if the other pilot doesn't have an instructors rating and you're not type rated.
By the way. A glider tow is $20.oo CAN and as I fly out of a club, there is a one-hour time limit on weekends, and no limit (subject to availability) on weekdays. Aircraft rental charges after tow are .25 to .45 cents per minute for the aircraft. The tow is to a standard 2000 feet AGL and from there mother nature provides the rest of my climbs. What you power guys call turbulence I call HEAVEN. Ever passed a glider at 9,000 feet cruising along at 100 knots? I've had some funny exchanges with controllers when running cloud streets at that height and speed. They don't want to believe that I have no motor. Oh well.
You really should give soaring a try. For sure it will make you a better pilot in the long run. And it gives you a whole new perspective on meterology and what the air is doing around you. If the wind is blowing right, do you get any mountain wave in Alaska?