I wanted to take this opportunity to wish everyone a thoroughly Merry Christmas!
Also, an update. I've had the first surgery done in early December, but the doc decided to delay the second one til mid-January. So I'll be a little longer in recovery than I anticipated. The pacemaker / defibrillator has been implanted, but some adjustment needs to be done - one of the leads didn't plant correctly, which has necessitated the second round - and if it is anything like last time, I won't be able to use my left arm for about 2 weeks after the procedure.
I do have some modelling projects lined up for when I am fully functional: a Platz X-47, the Airfix ragwing Hurricane, and two Eurofighters that will be using anniversary markings from a couple of different Xtradecal sheets. This is addition to what must be a dozen stalled projects that mostly require paint. So I'll be facing down my personal nemesis, the airbrush, most likely in February. Somewhat akin to high noon here in the 72 Land corral.