How old is too old? The last time I got paid for playing music in public was over 15 years ago, and since then, I've married, have a wife and son to support and work as a professional in the electronics field. Currently, after many years of working for $12/hr jobs in the electronics field, I am now able to support my family with about $600/wk (net) and sometimes find it difficult to make ends meet, due to high transportation and housing costs, as well as sundries, medicines for baby and family, etc... I don't live any extravagant lifestyle; my workshoes are 3 years old and have holes in them, my clothing consists of plad workshirts and jeans, and the majority of my son's clothes, shoes and toys are bought from Value Village and Goodwill. My wife is a stay at home mom, which is good because with her very limited education (literacy approx. 4th grade level) and severely limited communication skills (due to congenital and quite profound deafness), any employment she has ever held in the past could not even begin to cover the costs of daycare, in this area of the country. But I observe I sorely miss playing my music, though I still try to maintain some minimal skill level, on my 5 string Bass, through home use. I would like to get back into playing, back into doing what I love, more or less full time, as opposed to being a faceless cog in a giant machine. But I cannot ignore the financial support my family needs, in this area of Toronto, where living costs are relatively high. Has anyone any advice? Where would I start?