Clarification on that last item:
(1) The new model is in pre-production. The engineering team expects it to roll off the factory floor around, sigh, April 15th.
(2) Technically, this will be the second model of that generation of [Crowns] -- which still leaves us below replacement rate. As we cannot have .2 children, we shall have to simply put in the long hours to produce a new model in the not-too-distant future.
(3) If there's any doubt, given the usually dry nature of my writing, about how I feel about this:
(e) jumping up and down (well, I was a little while ago);
(f) happier than a pig in shit; and -- for those who know me well, let us not forget:
(g) scared out of my mind that something is going to go wrong. (The last time, the doctors threatened to prescribe me sedatives. I do not foresee being calmer this time.)