I sent the check today to the eBay folks. I just hope the man who calls himself "The Mailman" delivers it properly this time. The last time I ordered an exotic animal by mail he left it in the garage, and I didn't find it for days.
As an interesting side note, to get my mind off recent events (I STILL cannot hear "Fields of Gold" without gritting my teeth) I had the local circus freaks out to my house for supper last nite. It was quite a nice little event--drinking, dancing, barbecue, and I even got a little nookie from the bearded lady.