Jack, congrats on both your license upgrade and your new FT-817
. I've been using an FT-817nd for many years now and just can't imagine ham radio without one. The little rig has been used at home, mobile, on hikes, SOTA activations, and has even been across the USA and back with me on a recent 7000mi. trip where it operated from several motel rooms.
Looks like you've had yours for about 10 days now so I'm pretty sure that you've seen that it was worth the wait. Again, congrats!