You bet, Bob! Thank you for the most excellent time spent!
Good to know regarding the temperature. I figured as much, but it's nice to hear a your 2nd opinion. Random fact, I can relate very much to server rooms
Also, regarding how excellent a CRT can look, see one of my previous posts regarding an old Trinitron. Miss that thing like nothing else, and am so sad to have left it behind at a previous residence due to being tired of moving the thing around. One of the greatest, if not THE greatest monitors on the planet, and I let it go. Hopefully the next person put it to use, but I'll never know. It was free, plus a brief bit of soldering of a few resistors to re-balance the contrast (somewhere, there's a great thread about this little 'hack' to fix a specific model..).
In any case, yes, it'll probably just sit out the winter without much use at this stage. Not sure what the next few months will bring, but I'll be sure to be gentle with temperature swings. For now, it also looks good enough that I'm afraid I'm also going to have to go without another consultation at this point, at least until it's settled into somewhere where it'll see some more worthwhile use. For now, I think she's in "cold storage"
Can't thank you enough for the graciousness, the coaching, the patience, excellent manners, and overall experience of your time though. Completely worthwhile to invest some time not only going through this set, making sure things were good, and all that, but to get the chance to get all of this from a person who genuinely cares about the time spent, the little things, and the overall time, its worth, etc. Things like this are rare to come across, and I value it a lot. Will continue to hang here through the cold months for sure, and hope to be able to post some pics soon - both the final "after" shots, and hopefully someday, a nice set of shots after another consultation where thing can really shine as a more often used set.