Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments.
My wife jokingly referred to this as my "mid-life crisis" (I'm 49) -- until exactly one month later, when I had my real
mid-life crisis. I had a heart attack, followed by double bypass surgery! (She hasn't referred to the Lightning that way since!
) Couldn't drive my new toy for a whole month! I just started driving again a few days ago. That's when I really felt that things were starting to get back to normal.