My Delivery Experience Specialist (Jamee H.) and I had been in contact almost weekly since mid-September. In our exchange this past Friday, she asked if I could take delivery on Sunday at 9a. I hesitated - running through the calendar for the weekend in my head which included a 5-session swim meet which my daughters were participating in (25 hours at the pool and I was officiating) as well as my father-in-law’s 85th birthday dinner on Sunday night. After a quick shout out to my wife, I conceded and said I would make it work – like there was ever any doubt!! For those that are keeping records, my original MVPA delivery date (signed in June) was September and my delivery window communicated on 9/18 was 10/12-26. Elon (and other Tesla execs) confirmed my delivery was imminent at the Motor Trend 2013 Car of the Year event in NYC last Monday – see NY Times post here (http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/at-teslas-party-superchargers-and-delivery-dates/ - that was just too cool!!! Sunday could not come quick enough… I was up late Saturday night like a kid on Christmas Eve – my wife distracted me with a movie (PS I Love You which I recommend for the scenery of Ireland alone). At 5a on Sunday, I grabbed a quick shower, woke my eldest and ushered her to the pool by 630a. I doubled-back to house and the wait continued. My brother (a professional photographer) arrived at 8a with his eldest daughter. We popped open two Guinness Extra Stouts (it was after noon in Ireland, we had something to celebrate, pick your excuse…) and made the girls some cereal and eggs. At 9a, my youngest (not scheduled to swim until noon) sat by the window on watch for the delivery truck. She must have looked away at some point because the next time she turned around, the Model S was sitting alone in our driveway unveiled and gleaming in the morning sun. Jamee came to the front door - we quickly signed paperwork to give Tesla power of attorney to handle the registration, I handed over final payment and then we headed outside to see the car. We spent the next hour and a half walking through every knob, button and screen of the car – paired the phone, programmed HomeLink (a bit of a pain, but we got both garage doors going after a couple attempts), etc. Jamee was just a delight! My config is red exterior, white interior, lacewood, rear seats, pano roof, rear spoiler, performance wheels and paint armor. The car was delivered with ~95 miles on it. There are a few bubbles in the paint armor that I’ll address with service at a later date. In addition, there are a few smudges in the white leather that I will deal with myself. The rear seats, spoiler and parcel shelf are due bill. I will also be ordering a spare charging cable and 14-50 plug since I want to leave one permanently in the garage. I plan to have the windows tinted this coming weekend and will order some mats for the backseat. We briefly tested the NEMA 14-50 outlet in my garage adding 5 miles of range in a few minutes (it was delivered with 85 miles of charge) and finished by packing full of swim gear. My youngest and I were off by 11a to the pool in her first ever all-electric auto experience – she was ecstatic…bouncing off the walls even more the usual, but being careful to not harm the leather. ;-) Elon made a comment on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week that resonated with me as a really good argument for the naysayers – we can debate climate change, but we know we’ll eventually run out of oil – it is time to make the switch now to alternate energy products that power the grid and transportation – why wait? I love my car… For those who spend time on Facebook, here is the album my brother posted – click here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.4968743264691.2195278.1482489038&type=3 - a subset of the photos are posted below. We will find some time in the future to do a proper job with better light (i.e., at dusk in the magic hour). Living the dream… --Tim PS - we drove my 85yo father-in-law home from dinner Sunday night, he was beyond impressed.