So the HR lady dropped by an apparently I am
due for a bonus for hiring a key employee--
which I did not anticipate. Maybe that Digital SLR
is reasonable after all--
very seriously considering the Nikon D40.
edit: to soften the cost I am seriously thinking
of selling my beloved but un-used Miyata 912
which is built up with Shimano 600 and Mavic
MA40s--pass it along so it actually sees use.